Campi di volontariato



CodicePaeseRegioneSettoreNome del campoContributoExtra FeeTargetInizioFineDescrizione
FSL-LTV 02 BINDIAENVI, EDUEnvironmental Education120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Environmental Education

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

This project has been set up by FSL-India in collaboration with local NGOs with a primary aim to educate lower economic and social groups, the local community, youth and children about environmental issues and good practices.

In this project a volunteer main task would be to develop and support through creative education about nature and ecology conservation.

By doing so, you will educate the local community on the economic and social benefits of environmental protection and conservation of nature and natural resources. You will have to visit schools, colleges, and youth groups and organise environmental educational workshops and disseminate information to various stakeholders on environment protection.

Eco-Clubs is a governmental initiative that was introduced 5 years ago in all Government schools. As part of this initiative, Eco-Clubs were formed in schools and the members comprised of school children. The aim of the Eco-Club was to introduce environmental concerns and good practices to the school children to make them actively involved and to be aware of the necessity to protect nature. However, most government schools lack personnel and financial means to run the Eco-clubs effectively and efficiently. As a result, Eco-clubs have been formed in most schools but ceased to function.

As a volunteer your task will be to design and run the Eco-club sessions in the schools with the help of other volunteers, a field assistant and teachers. Being creative, innovative and loving towards children is important to work in this project. You will also get the chance to work with the local community in order to organize some outdoor events for the children.

There is an ample opportunity to work with the local community where our volunteers try and create model streets. The local community is introduced to Solid waste management, building of compost pits and the separation of bio-degradable material. There is a lot of scope for interested volunteers who have prior experience to bring in their ideas and implement them in the project.

The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Note: Minimum application for Environmental Education is for two months

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

FSL - LTV 02 CINDIARain Water Harvesting120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Rain Water Harvesting

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Water being the most valuable and at the same time one of the scarce natural resources, there is a tremendous need for harvesting available Rain water. Rainwater is an economical, safe and sustainable source of quality water when it is captured and stored in a correct manner.

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With the concept of “catch water where it falls”, FSL-India networks with local organisations that are working for conservation and promotion of water resources through multiple approaches.

Generating awareness among various sections of the local communities is an important dimension of FSL-India's programs. Volunteers can contributes to these initiatives through various creative input and participation in campaigns for promoting water literacy, documentation and research undertakings.

The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

FSL - LTV 02 DINDIAENVI, CONSWater and Sanitation120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Water and Sanitation

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Health and sanitation is the priority areas in development, both in rural and urban areas. Especially, in rural areas open defecation is quite common and sanitation is very poor. Lack of Proper education and an understanding about the need for hygiene and sanitation and a general lack of awareness are the main culprits.

FSL-India is making its share of contribution to address this problem by implementing Water and Sanitation based programs through multiple interventions that includes 'Dream Village Project', Environment Education Project and also through volunteer service in various locations.

These projects along with other objectives, support construction of toilets in the villages and generate widespread awareness on various potential diseases due to want of proper hygiene and sanitation. In this field of work, volunteers work would include - construction of sanitary toilets, education and awareness generation among students and adult community in the proposed villages through innovative methods.

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

FSL - LTV 02 EINDIAENVI, ANIMAnimal Care and Conservation120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Animal Care and Conservation

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

A sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. However, it is not at all uncommon to see animals - domestic, stray or wild often exploited and taken for granted. It is a forgotten fact that even they need food and water. Conservation and management of animals have a significant bearing on the survival of every species by helping in promotion of rational use of environment to provide a high quality of living for mankind. Animal care and conservation envisages not only the protection of the existing populations of animals and their habitats, but also the breeding and farming of rare animals.

As a volunteer you will be assigned to work with organisations involved in the field of impacting political and economic climate, habitat protection, breeding and farming, special wildlife projects, legislative measures, nurse ailing and injured animals. The major activities that you may be assigned are: Providing care and treatment, conducting surveys, documentation, policy advocacy, designing appropriate IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials, community awareness and education. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Note: Limited projects are available, and requires an application for the duration of minimum of three months.

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

FSL - LTV 02 FINDIAAGRI, ENVISustainable Agriculture / Organic Farming120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Sustainable Agriculture / Organic Farming

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

The challenge of food security, especially in the face of rising food prices, places a serious responsibility before the country. Despite immense advances in the agriculture sector, many people still sleep hungry or live under the threat of food shortage. The degradation of natural resources is also a major concern as it severely impacts the livelihoods of poor and backward communities in rural areas. In this backdrop, sustainable agriculture is one of the most effective ways to respond to the challenges of the rural community. In essence, Sustainable Agriculture refers to a set of practices adopted for cultivation that are least harmful to the environment while also ensuring a good crop. It involves crop production methods that support sustainable natural resource management to increase crop productivity, maintain biodiversity, and also are economically viable and socially acceptable.

Organic farming is generally sustainable; however, organic produce can also be cultivated on large scale industrial farms that are not sustainable. Soil and water management, organic farming, integrated pest management, and integrated nutrient management are common practices promoted under sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agricultural development, as well as employing organic farming methods, seeks food and nutritional security, improved livelihoods for our people, safe ecosystems, and sustainable economies of agriculture.

As a volunteer in this field of work you will -

Work with the farming community and the associated organisations that assist in sustainable agriculture and/or organic farming.

Conduct community awareness on the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Facilitate training and capacity building on crop productivity, how to maintain biodiversity, water management, organic farming, integrated pest management, and integrated nutrient management, surveys, documentations etc.

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

FSL - LTV 03 FINDIASOCIEthnic Tribal Development120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Ethnic Tribal Development

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Indian society is characterized by discrimination, deprivation, exploitation, subjugation and marginalization, particularly on the basis of caste and ethnicity. The Scheduled Tribes (STs) in India suffer from exclusion, neglect and under-development due to their geographical and cultural isolation and separation from the mainstream. The greatest challenge that India has been facing since independence is the proper provision of social justice to the scheduled tribe people, by ameliorating their socio-economic conditions. Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and de-notified tribes constitute the weakest section of India's population, from the ecological, economic and educational angles. They constitute the matrix of India's poverty.

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As a volunteer in this field of work not only will you gain in terms of experience but you will also have rich inter-cultural exposure with tribal community. Your work as a volunteer will comprise of –

With ethnic tribal community in partnership with community based organisations that are trying to mainstream the tribal community. Healthcare, education, livelihoods, skills training, and promotion of tribal rights will be the development intervention strategy.

Conduct community awareness on various development issues of ethnic tribal community, conduct training and capacity building, network with organisations working with similar vision.

Participate in advocacy and campaign, conduct surveys, carry out documentations, and design project proposals for ethnic tribal development

The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Note: Limited projects are available, and most require a minimum application of two months.

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

FSL - LTV 04 CINDIASOCI, EDUNutrition and Health120 Euro14500 INRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Nutrition and Health

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Healthcare and the lack of easy access to it prevent people from upward social and economic mobility in India. Healthcare facilities in India are difficult to access. Government hospitals, though technically free, are so overwhelmed by the incongruity between the massive population of patients and the deficiency of qualified medical staff that they cannot cope with the load. Rates of children suffering from under-nutrition in India remain high despite the economic growth. In India 20 per cent of children less than 5 years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition. More than one third of the world’s children who are wasted live in India (UNICEF).

Under-nutrition is substantially higher in rural than in urban areas and is responsible for 35% of deaths among children under 5 and 11% of the total global disease burden. Under nutrition often an invisible problem jeopardizes children’s survival, health, growth and development, and it slows national progress towards development goals.

According to the World Health Organization, a majority of the top 10 causes of death in India are both treatable and preventable. Therefore, to supplement the effort of the Government, many organisations are working in India to provide health care to people and improve the nutritional status of the children.

As a volunteer you will be working with healthcare centres or community based organisations and tasks will include :

Catering to the healthcare and nutritional needs of the rural community.

Organising health camps; providing health and nutritional education to children, youth/adolescent and community.

Conducting community awareness; facilitate training and capacity building for the health workers, community mobilisers on preventive, curative and rehabilitative health intervention.

Conduct surveys; documentations; designing appropriate IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials on health and nutritional aspect.

The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Note: Limited projects are available, and most require a minimum application of two months.

The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 200 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate)

RC-MTV-ENV-1/16INDIAENVIEnvironmental Education120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Environmental Education

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Location:  Solan- Rural and Slum Communities around Baddi township  

Placement:   Placement is offered for 3 months to up to 6 months.

Joining dates:  Volunteers can join from any Monday during the project cycle.

Background: Baddi is an industrial area.  Economically poor people migrated to the area in search of jobs and established their temporary settlements.  These settlements are devoid of even basic amenities and hence called “slums”.   Industries and increased human population is pressurizing the already depleting natural resources and causing a serious environmental, health & sanitation problem.  


Work:  This project aims to protect our environment using creative education.  Local community and environment are inter-related and depend on each other for survival.  Therefore education of local community towards social and economic benefit of environment is vital for their coexistence.

Based in rural environment volunteers will familiarize themselves with local environment and life. They shall be visiting local schools, SHG’s, local community gathering and even organise an environmental workshop  to disseminate environmental awareness and good practices.  Working closely with local youth following tasks shall be undertaken:

1. Using creative art as a medium to disseminate environmental awareness.

2. Working with eco clubs in local schools by assisting and coordinating their activities.

3. Mobilising youth towards environmental protection. 

4. Educate people on environmental concerns like Global warming, climate change, depletion of natural resources, etc.

We believe, innovation is key to success therefore volunteers with prior experience in related work are welcome to bring in new ideas.

Accommodation:  Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath.

Food:   Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked.  Three meals a day will be served/provided.  Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers.  Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

PARTICIPATION FEE:  The participation fees are as follows:

a. For one/first month stay           -     Euro 350

b. For each additional month        -     Euro 300



CONCUK14-16REGNO UNITOSOCIWOODLANDS YOUTH CENTRE120 Euro30 EURAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

WOODLANDS YOUTH CENTRE

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Woodlands Youth Centre is a great place for young people aged 8 to 19-year-olds to socialise and learn new skills. The project aims to work with young people from across the whole of the East side of Medway offering different activities and trips that volunteers can support. Volunteers will engage with the young people that use the centre in activities so they can learn about travel, different cultures and issues around the world. WORK DESCRIPTION: All volunteers will be fully supported by the current staff of youth workers in the centre. The project focussed on environmental and regeneration and the international volunteers re-designed the garden area of the youth centre to make it a place for growing vegetables and other herbs for the kitchen projects. Volunteers are asked to be flexible to the needs of the youth centre including outdoor activities, indoor painting and maintenance and involvement in some of the after school youth groups such as dance, theatre and sport. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will sleep in the youth centre. Volunteers will need to bring a sleeping bag and roll mat. Shower facilities are provided onsite and a separate kitchen and coffee bar is available for the volunteers to use. There is also a cafe style seating area for socializing. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home! LOCATION AND LEISURE: The facility is in the heart of Gillingham and it is surrounded by shops, a doctors surgery and other amenities. The projects will take place across East Medway, Medway has a population of over 250,000 so it is a big place but the volunteers will be transported to the various locations. We will provide a tour of the places they will be working on their first day and where all the local places of interest are. REQUIREMENTS: • Although not essential we really would like volunteers who have a passion in wanting to work with young people. Also it is helpful if volunteers are interested in sports activities, arts and craft and music. • Volunteers will also need to provide a certificate of good conduct. NOTES: AIRPORT: LHR STATION: Rainham MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

CONCUKLTV07-16REGNO UNITOSOCI, DISA, ELDETiphereth Camphill120 Euro30 EURAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Tiphereth Camphill

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Tiphereth is part of the Camphill Movement, which was founded in 1940 and works to create communities in which vulnerable children and adults with learning difficulties, can live, work and learn with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect. WORK DESCRIPTION: Tiphereth is looking for long term volunteers, who can commit for 1 year, who will live and work within their community. As a volunteer with Tiphereth you will live in one of their community houses. You will be supported to work alongside residents in their houses and on social enterprise projects. In the house you will help to support residents with all aspects of their lives. This involves personal care, in some cases assisting with bathing and dressing, meal times, recreational care where the community share time together doing activities, accompanying the residents on outings, as well as general house tasks. You will also support the social enterprises by helping with environmental work, gardening and composting, to food processing – making jams pickles and marmalades for sale to the public. One day a week you will support the house where you live by helping with the maintenance – this could be anything from cooking and cleaning to shopping or gardening. The weekends follow a different rhythm and you will take part in many outings and social occasions as a household or with individuals. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the celebration of Christian festivals throughout the year, with plays, singing and outings. The days can be long; you are involved with helping the residents to get up, share breakfast together, work on projects, help when they to come home from work, have supper together in the evening and support evening activities. You will need to be enthusiastic but living in a community is hugely rewarding. HOLIDAY: 5 days for every 3 months with the group TRAINING: Volunteers will receive a comprehensive training and induction program which covers such topics as epilepsy, first aid, protection of vulnerable adults and other social care topics such as food hygiene and fire training. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will have their own bedroom in one of the community houses. Volunteers will share the living facilities and bathrooms. All food is provided and eaten together as part of a team. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Tiphereth is a Camphill Community located on the outskirts of Edinburgh but with a direct bus route into the city centre. It is located in the Colinton district of Edinburgh which has its own convenience store, post office, doctors’ surgery, pubs and cafes. Colinton is also adjacent to Bonaly Country Park and the Pentland Hills, which are ideally suited for exploring on foot or bike. REQUIREMENTS: • Volunteers will need to provide a CV, a letter of motivation and a certificate of good conduct and recent photograph. • Further paperwork will be requested if you are offered a placement with Tiphereth because you will be living and working with vulnerable people. This includes two references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure (police check). This paperwork will need to be satisfactory before Tiphereth can confirm your placement. • This is an ongoing project. Applications will be accessed on a first come first served basis so please apply as soon as possible. Volunteers should be aware that it may take at least a couple of weeks to hear back from the hosting organisation. • Volunteers will receive £210 ‘pocket money’ per month to pay for their personal expenses as well as food and accommodation. NOTES: AIRPORT: EDI STATION: Waverley and Haymarket MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1610INDONESIAKIDS,EDUDISABLED CHILDREN SHELTER PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti1 / 1 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

DISABLED CHILDREN SHELTER PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Since 1981 the institutes has also provided the education for the mentally retarded in the afternoon. The objectives of YPAC is to help the handicapped children who suffer from Poliomyelitis and Cerebral Palsy which includes their health, education and social welfare so they can stand on their own and they do not become the burden of the society. YPAC is located in the city center of Semarang, where you can find easily internet cafes, swimming pool and some universities and other public facilities. WORK DESCRIPTION: [Working days : Monday i Friday The work you will do in the YPAC will be depend on your skills and motivation in which part (kind of services you would like to choose ). If volunteer have a background of medical, they can help in medical services, teaching background in the educational services and other in other services togteherwith the staff based on the project schedule of YPAC. Generally is helping the staff run their activities. But there are additional things that you can do there,the other idea are : Organizing and managing any activities or an additional English classes in the afternoon with the children who stay in the dormitory. Having club of activities (for example drama, music, drawing, etc) with the children in spare time Character building of the children by organizing outside activities in holiday for the children. Supporting the skill development of the children together with the staffs in the dormitory or school. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Dormitory and Food are provided LOCATION AND LEISURE: Jalan KH. Ahmad Dahlan 4 Semarang Central Java Indonesia REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Special remarks : The English level of the children is quite low, you have to be able to speak basic Indonesian. Politeness and kindness is highly required in this project AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

A-VIMEXMTV/LTV 16/02MESSICOEDU/ ENVITeaching Farm Guanajuato120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti11 / 1 / 201615 / 12 / 2016

Teaching Farm Guanajuato

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 12 / 2016

PROJECT DETAILS:   (Per 3,6, 12 months)    The      Comunidad Agropecuaria Industrial A.C. was founded 20 years ago and has had various volunteers from all over the world. Kibbutz means community, in specific to live in a community where the people sow and harvest their own food. This community also owns a hostel for events and a social center in Amexhe, Guanajuato. In the community the environment is respected, they make their own compost and implemented green energy. Their mission is to be an auto- sustainable      community      respecting      the environment and having a social impact. They pay attention to vulnerable social groups with few resources.

The community’s objectives are:

• To be 100% auto-sustainable.

• To   cultivate    20    hectares    of    organic products.

• To have their own brand of dairy products and to offer them to the community.

• To contribute with the self-employment and education of the people in Amexhe.

The daily timetable is: from 8.00 to 8.30 a.m. meditation, at 8.30 a.m. breakfast, work from

9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to

6.00 p.m., lunch during the break. Additionally, every Thursday at 7.00 p.m. there is a meeting of the community. The volunteers are going to have free time from Saturday at noon to Sunday

9.00 p.m. 

WORK OR ACTIVITIES TO DO: The project Teaching Farm aims to realize educational activities as well as animal feed. The project includes organizing and doing workshops for primary school students who visit the farm. Specific activities are:  organization of everything for the visits of schools, animal feed, helping to vaccinate, cleaning and repairing the farmyard, taking control of the lavatories, reproduction and loss of life. 

ACCOMODATION: The lodging is going to be in rooms with one or two beds and a private bath- room. The rooms are part of the project; therefore no transportation from the accommodation to the project is needed.

FOOD: From Monday to Saturday the breakfast and lunch is going to be cooked for everyone. The volunteers are going to cook themselves their diner and the meals on Sunday. 

LANGUAGE:  Spanish (40% or more) will be welcome in order to be able to realize the activities.

LOCATION: Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato is at about 4 hours by bus from Mexico City.

FREE TIME: Interesting places nearby to visit are Querétaro, Celaya, San Miguel de Allende, Peña de Bernal, Tequisquiapan and Guanajuato. In the area of Kibbutz the volunteers can go jogging, playing squash and soccer. 

REQUIREMENTS: Positive disposition towards teamwork, dedication, responsibility and willingness to work with youth and adults. In addition, to have a good manner and enthusiasm to learn and serve. Bring clothes according to the activities. Please bring your own insurance.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 6300 Pesos for 3 months, 9000 Pesos for 6 months and 16200 Pesos for 12 months. It includes food & accommodation 

MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be at the VIMEX office at 9 am of the arrival day. 

NOTE: It is forbidden to consume drugs during the project.

COMMENT: You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers before to go the project. 

See the information and conditions at the section of the Spanish Courses 2016. 


A-VIMEXMTV/LTV 16/03MESSICOENVI/ EDUOrganic Vegetable Garden Guanajuato120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti11 / 1 / 201612 / 12 / 2016

Organic Vegetable Garden Guanajuato

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 12 / 12 / 2016

PROJECT DETAILS: (Per 3-6-12  months) The Comunidad Agropecuaria Industrial A.C. was founded 20 years ago and has had various volunteers from all over the world. Kibbutz means community, in specific to live in a community where the people sow and harvest their own food. This community also owns a hostel for events and a social center in Amexhe, Guanajuato. In the community, the environment is respected, they make their own compost and implemented green energy. Their  mission  is  to  be  an  auto-sustainable community  respecting  the  environment  and having a social impact. They pay attention to vulnerable social groups with few resources and aim to be very professional in the services of the hostel they have.

The community’s objectives are:

• To be 100% auto-sustainable.

• To   cultivate    20    hectares    of    organic products.

• To have their own brand of dairy products and to offer them to the community.

• To contribute to the self-employment and education of the people in Amexhe.

The daily timetable is: from 8.00 to 8.30 a.m.

Meditation, at 8.30 a.m. breakfast, work from

9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., lunch during the break. Additionally, every Thursday at 7.00 p.m. there is a meeting of the community. The volunteers are going to have free time from Saturday at noon to Sunday 9.00 p.m...

WORK OR ACTIVITIES TO DO: The project Organic Vegetable Garden provides food for the community and holds an agreement with the agriculture club to supply baskets of fresh vegetables. The project aims to support the production and harvest of organic vegetables.

Specific activities are sowing, transplantation, care, fertilizing, and watering of the organic vegetables. Furthermore, in some occasions volunteers have the possibility to teach interested university students how to start an organic vegetable garden.

ACCOMODATION: The lodging is going to be in rooms with one or two beds and a private bathroom. The rooms are part of the project; therefore no transportation from the accommodation to the project is needed.

FOOD: From Monday to Saturday the breakfast and lunch is going to be cooked for everyone. The volunteers are going to cook themselves their diner and the meals on Sunday. 

LANGUAGE:  Spanish (40% or more) will be welcome in order to be able to realize the activities.

LOCATION: Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato is at about 4 hours by bus from Mexico City.

FREE TIME: Interesting places nearby to visit are Querétaro, Celaya, San Miguel de Allende, Peña de Bernal, Tequisquiapan and Guanajuato. In the area of Kibbutz the volunteers can go jogging, playing squash and soccer. 

REQUIREMENTS: Positive disposition towards team work, dedication, responsibility and willingness to work with young people and adults. In addition, a good manner and enthusiasm to learn and serve. Bring clothes according to the activities.

Please bring your own life insurance.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 6300 Pesos for 3 months, 9000 Pesos for 6 months and 16200 Pesos for 12 months. It includes food & accommodation 

MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be at the VIMEX office at 9 am of the arrival day. NOTE: It is forbidden to consume drugs during the project.

COMMENT: You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers before to go the project. 

See the information and conditions at the section of the Spanish Courses 2016. 


A-VIMEXMTV/LTV16/04MESSICOEDU/ ENVIProduction of diary Guanajuato 120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti11 / 1 / 201615 / 12 / 2016

Production of diary Guanajuato

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 12 / 2016

PROJECT DETAILS: The Comunidad Agropecuaria Industrial A.C. was founded 20 years ago and has had various volunteers from all over the world. Kibbutz means community, in specific to live in a community where the people sow and harvest their own food. This community also owns a hostel for events and a social center in Amexhe, Guanajuato. In the community the environment is respected, they make their own compost and implemented green energy. Their mission is to be an auto-sustainable community with respect to the environment and to have a social impact. They pay attention to vulnerable social groups with few resources and aim to be very professional in the services of the hostel they have.

The community’s objectives are:

•To be 100% auto-sustainable.

• To have their own brand of dairy products and to offer them to the community.

• To contribute with the self-employment and education of the people in Amexhe.

The daily timetable is: from 8.00 to 8.30 a.m. meditation, at 8.30 a.m. breakfast, work from

9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to6.00 p.m., lunch during the break. Additionally, every Thursday at 7.00 p.m. there is a meeting of the community. The volunteers are going to have free time from Saturday at noon to Sunday

9.00 p.m.

WORK OR ACTIVITIES TO REALIZE: The project Production of Diary includes the making of yoghurt and cheese. The activities include gathering the milk, filling containers with milk, measuring the temperature, placing in molds and unmolding, weighting, packing, labeling and refrigerating the products. Another task is teaching interested students how to produce cheese and yogurt themselves. 

ACCOMODATION: The lodging is going to be in rooms with one or two beds and a private bathroom. The rooms are part of the project; therefore, no transportation from the accommodation to the project is needed. 

FOOD: From Monday to Saturday the breakfast and lunch is going to be cooked for everyone. The volunteers are going to cook themselves their diner and the meals on Sunday. 

LANGUAGE:  Spanish (40% or more) will be welcomed in order to be able to do the activities.

LOCATION: Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato is at about 4 hours by bus from Mexico City. FREE TIME: Interesting places nearby to visit are Querétaro, Celaya, San Miguel de Allende, Peña de Bernal, Tequisquiapan and soccer. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Positive disposition towards teamwork, dedication, responsibility and willingness to work with youth and adults. In addition, a good manner and enthusiasm to learn and serve. Bring clothes according to the activities. Please bring your own life insurance. 

PARTICIPATION FEE: 6300 Pesos for 3 months, 9000 Pesos for 6 months and 16200 Pesos for 12 months. It includes food, accommodation and administrative costs. It includes food & accommodation 

MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be at the VIMEX office at 9 am of the arrival day. 

NOTE: It is forbidden to consume drugs during the project.

COMMENT:   You   can   take   the   Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers before to go the project


A-VIMEXMTV/LTV 16/05MESSICOEDU/ ENVISocial Center Guanajuato120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti11 / 1 / 201615 / 12 / 2016

Social Center Guanajuato

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 12 / 2016

PROJECT DETAILS: (Per 3,6, 12 months) The Comunidad Agropecuaria Industrial A.C. was founded 20 years ago and has had various volunteers from all over the world. Kibbutz means community, in specific to live in a community where the people sow and harvest their own food. This community also owns a hostel for events and a social center in Amexhe, Guanajuato. In the community, the environment is respected, they make their own compost and implemented green energy. Their  mission  is  to  be  an  auto-sustainable community  respecting  the  environment  and having a social impact. They pay attention to vulnerable social groups with few resources and aim to be very professional in the services of the hostel they have.

The community’s objectives are:

• To be 100% auto-sustainable.

• To   cultivate    20    hectares    of    organic products.

• To have their own brand of dairy products and to offer them to the community.

• To contribute to the self-employment and education of the people in Amexhe.

The daily timetable is: from 8.00 to 8.30 a.m. meditation, at 8.30 a.m. breakfast, work from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., lunch during the break. Additionally, every Thursday at 7.00 p.m. there is a meeting of the community. The volunteers are going to have free time from Saturday at noon to Sunday 9.00 p.m.

WORK OR ACTIVITIES TO DO: The project Social Center includes attending to groups of children, adolescents, and adults. The project aims to give tools to these vulnerable groups of people to live better. The activities include offering English classes as well as classes in computer sciences, plumbing, electricity, handicrafts, sexuality, health, and more. Whatever qualifications the volunteer brings with him/her, the community likes him/her to use them. 

ACCOMODATION: The lodging is going to be in rooms with one or two beds and a private bath- room. The rooms are part of the project; therefore no transportation from the accommodation to the project is needed.

FOOD: From Monday to Saturday the breakfast and lunch is going to be cooked for everyone. The volunteers are going to cook themselves their diner and the meals on Sunday. 

LANGUAGE:  Spanish (40% or more) will be welcome in order to be able to realize the activities.

LOCATION: Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato is at about 4 hours by bus from Mexico City.

FREE TIME: Interesting places nearby to visit are Querétaro, Celaya, San Miguel de Allende, Peña de Bernal, Tequisquiapan and Guanajuato. In the area of Kibbutz the volunteers can go jogging, playing squash and soccer. 

REQUIREMENTS:  A good disposition towards teamwork, dedication, responsibility and willingness to work with young people and adults. In addition, a good manner and enthusiasm to learn and serve. Bring clothes according to the activities. Please bring your own life insurance.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 6300 Pesos for 3 months, 9000 Pesos for 6 months and 16200 Pesos for 12 months. It includes food & accommodation 

MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be at the VIMEX office at 9 am of the arrival day. NOTE: It is forbidden to consume drugs during the project.

COMMENT: You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers before going to the project.


A-VIMEX MTV/LTV 16/07MESSICOENVI/COMPU/ADMAgro-ecology Oaxaca120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti11 / 1 / 201615 / 12 / 2016

Agro-ecology Oaxaca

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 12 / 2016

PROJECT DETAILS: (Per 1, 3, 6 and 12 months ) Ecosta Yutu Cuii is a constituted Society of Social Solidarity that develops activities in 21 rural communities in the coast of Oaxaca state with families, small farmers, groups of women, young people and children of different ages who participate in this project.  

Ecosta impels a strategy of handling and conservation of natural resources with 3 thematic topics: natural agro-ecology resources, economic development and formation of human resources. Throughout 15 years, 43 project actions have come out where up to 2.000 people have participated. Ecosta has developed innovating initiatives in the different thematic topics that include technological, economic and social issues. 

Ecosta´s mission is to promote the communities along with the conservation of the natural resources, the culture and formation of human resources towards the sustainable development of the Cuenca Baja of Río Verde.

WORK: Systematize the experience of food self-sufficiency in 15 communities

LOCATION: Santa Rosa de Lima Tututepec, Oaxaca is at 13 hours by bus from Mexico City.

ACCOMODATION: The lodging will be with families in the community or a village house with services. The volunteers will clean the house. 

FOOD: Food will be prepared by volunteers or local women's organization under their same daily diet.

LANGUAGE: Spanish (30% or more). Speaking Spanish will be welcome in order to get in touch with 

the Mexican people.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers with skills in handling word processing and excel sheet

PARTICIPATION FEE: 3420 Pesos per one month,6300 Pesos for 3 months, 9000 Pesos for 6 months and 16200 Pesos for 12 months. It includes food & accommodation 

HOW TO ARRIVE: From the airport Benito Juárez to the VIMEX office.

FREE TIME: Visiting beaches such as: Puerto Escondido, Chacahua lagoons, Mazunte, Zipolite COMMENT: You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before to go to your project. See the information and conditions at the section of the Spanish Courses 2016.

 MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be at the VIMEX office at 9 am of the arrival day.  


A-VIMEX MTV/LTV 16/08MESSICOSOCI/EDU/CHILDLoyola Home Guanajuato 120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti11 / 1 / 201615 / 12 / 2016

Loyola Home Guanajuato

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 12 / 2016

DETAILS OF THE PROJECT AND THE ORGANIZATION: The Casa Hogar Loyola is a civil non-profit organization. It is a project with 30 years of experience serving 60 children in three houses in different parts of the city, 2 houses for boys and one house for girls. Counseling, shelter, legal advice and monitoring of social work is provided to each of the cases they have. Attention, care and shelter for children in high-risk conditions is given. This home was established by the conditions of poverty, neglect and violence in which children of the city in the poverty belts are, and the failure of the Rights of Children in Mexico. It works in partnership with other institutions and with local, state and federal governments for childcare we are assigned directly by them. 

WORK: Volunteer activities are: 

1. Active participation working with the children; 

2. Accompaniment in their homework 

3. Social work support and investigation of cases of child labor. 

  The goal is to live a real and voluntary life experience about the conditions of poverty, violence and neglect where children in Mexico are located.

ACCOMODATION: This will be in the same house. 

FOOD: The food will be prepared for the volunteers are for the staff of Loyola Home.

LANGUAGE: In order to be able to communicate with children, the co-workers and the community the volunteer needs to have a certain level of Spanish (at least 30%).

LOCATION: Leon, Guanajuato, is at five hours from Mexico City by bus.

FREE TIME: Close to the city, there are various things to see and visit like magic villages, big cities with a rich culture, mountains, etc.

REQUIREMENTS: Management Group, patience and courage to work and be with the kids. Adaptability to different circumstances. Respect and understanding different customs and cultural activities.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 3420 Pesos per one month,6300 Pesos for 3 months, 9000 Pesos for 6 months and 16200 Pesos for 12 months. It includes food & accommodation 

COMMENT: You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before to go to your camp. See the information and conditions at the section of the Spanish Courses 2016 

MEETING POINT: The meeting point will be on the day you start your volunteering at /in VIMEX office. 


CONCUKLTV01-16REGNO UNITOSOCI, DISA, ELDEVolcare120 Euro30 EURAdulti17 / 1 / 201616 / 1 / 2017

Volcare

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 17 / 1 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 1 / 2017

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Volcare is a small registered charity in South East Kent providing home based respite care to Carers of elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volcare offers Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role by offering them flexible home based respite care. Carers are: friends or relatives who care for someone full-time, e.g. a wife caring for a disabled husband, a daughter caring for an elderly parent, or a parent caring for a disabled child. Carers can find it very difficult to get a break from caring and Volcare offers them the opportunity to take breaks/holidays. This is called respite care. Volunteers get to know Carers and their families by visiting them on a regular basis for a whole day, over a three to four week period (this can vary from family to family), before moving in and taking over the caring role completely. The full time Carer can then have a break. This can be for a whole day or overnight, a weekend, a whole week or occasionally for two weeks (this would be shared by two volunteers). The volunteer can also volunteer alongside the Carer – this is called shared care. Each volunteer may support between 12 and 20 families during their time with Volcare. This could be on a long term or short-term basis. For all breaks longer than one day, the volunteer moves in and lives with the cared for person, staying with the person overnight. Volcare help Carers caring for people with: Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury, Learning Disability, Autism, and many more conditions. As a full time volunteer you will be gaining new skills and experience as well as new friendships, lasting memories, a sense of achievement and ideas for your future career. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers or a flat where there are two volunteers and all facilities are provided. There is a telephone with incoming calls which accepts international cards and internet is also provided. Volcare will provide volunteers with a food, pocket money and allowance. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The placements are in two locations in Kent. One is Dover and the other is Canterbury. Both locations are near the South East coast about 60 miles from London. There is a large elderly population as the area is popular with retired people. The volunteers will be living either in the Cathedral city of Canterbury which has a large student population, or in the town of Dover with its famous castle. They will all be close to the coast and some very beautiful countryside. Day trips to France can be easily planned (depending on volunteers’ visa status). REQUIREMENTS: The volunteer should be 18+ • Good level of English and excellent communication skills • Friendly and able to initiate a conversation • Mature and confident, reliable and honest • Able to volunteer with families who have pets Desirable criteria • Stay for a year (10 months essential) • Interested in care work • Independent and self reliant This will ideally suit someone wanting a career in Social work, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy etc. Volcare provides all of the support and training. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. Volunteers need to use public transport on a regular basis to visit families so volunteers will need to be able to use timetables and maps. The volunteer will receive pocket money and all project travel will be paid for. This project is only open to female volunteers. A certificate of good conduct and 2 professional referees need to be provided for the manager to contact directly Application procedure: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an application. Volunteers can only apply via the application form. NOTES: AIRPORT: LHR STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1601INDONESIASTUDVOLUNTEER AT PKBI CENTRAL JAVA PROJECT120 Euro2700000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

VOLUNTEER AT PKBI CENTRAL JAVA PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: PKBI is mother organization of IIWC of PKBI. Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia (Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association i Eng) well known as PKBI is a pioneer of family planning movement in Indonesia since 1957, responding to the high death rate during birthing process at that year. PKBI believes that the prosperity of community should start by family. Family takes responsibility in 5 dimensions: Birth- Education- Health- Prosperity- and Future. As a non-profit organization, PKBI consistently engages in the field of family planning, population and Sexual and Reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for the needs of marginalized, social excluded and underserved groups. PKBI runs specific projects to fulfill sexual and reproductive health and rights through education, health services, empowerment of the community, and advocacy. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteer will have one week preparation week to prepare workplan during their stay in Indonesia. IIWC 0f PKBI will assist them to allocate the activies baed onsince there are 4 different program that volunteers should be involved, we will explain each program:1. Youth Center Pilar :a. Education: Give Sexual and Reproductive Health Information to school/university/kids Peer Education discussion Media handling : promote and educate teenagers about current issues that they can joinb. Service: Counseling to local people Mobile Clinic Clinic for teenagers2. IIWC of PKBI:a. Joining in IIWC PKBI event,b. Project Visitc. Media handling.3. Rumah Pintar Bangjo :a. Study Group for early age kids and drop out kidsb. Library,c. Skills Training for kids and the local peopled. Outing to the public library, museum, and other public placee. Once a month health service4. Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics:a. Health promotion work ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: House Family, self cooking, and self management. LOCATION AND LEISURE: PKBI Building Jl.Jembawan Raya 8 - 12 Semarang , Central Java, Indonesia REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of STV and VSTV Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Special remarks: Please be aware of Reproductive Health issues, bring some creative ideas for campaign, and be opening minded with all the cultural issues that related to health matters. You might be handling the website and media social as well. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1602INDONESIAENVI,EDUMANGKANG MANGROVE CONSERVATION PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

MANGKANG MANGROVE CONSERVATION PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the abrasion because of no more mangrove and too strong waves from the ocean will be the main focus of the camp. This project implemented by collaboration between IIWC Indonesia and local communities named BIOTA Foundation and Kelompok Petani Mangrove Lestari. WORK DESCRIPTION: Planting mangrove and other trees in beach, environment education garbage management discussion to local people and local children, some physical activity to support garbage management program in this area, school visits for environment education, green campaign in city centre, and manage the mangrove fruits to be snacks or foods and promote it ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: IIWC Volunteer house, sleeping bag is needed, self cooking, and self management. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Mangkang Wetan, Gang Tawes Kecamatan tugu REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the abrasion because of no more mangrove and too strong waves from the ocean will be the main focus of the camp. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1603INDONESIAEDU ,CULTGEDONGSONGO HERITAGE VILLAGE PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

GEDONGSONGO HERITAGE VILLAGE PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Gedongsongo is one of national heritage situated in Central Java. There are 5 temples in the areas and the temples and became an attractive place for holiday, especially for regional tourist. This temple also surrounding by many intangible heritage such as dance, music, and festival that should support on the temple preservation matters. But still the environment awareness, socio economic background, sanitation and hygiene of the local people need to be improved. Most of the locals are earning money from the vegetables garden. The limitation of environmental friendly awareness from the local visitor as well as the sellers, this situation left many garbage in the temple area. The increasing number of visitor each year also contributed vandalism at the temple become one of the big problem on the heritage preservation issues. Project: Volunteers will do the follow up of activities; education and sharing knowledge on garbage recycle (School Visit), Managing Garbage Dumping, Cleaning Temple, environmental education for children, and campaign about environmental issue. Aims: To increase the awareness of the local people about garbage problem (especially non organic garbage), to support tangible and intangible heritage preservation program, cultural exchange with local people and educate student/local people to take care their environment. WORK DESCRIPTION: Mainly will work in changing behavior activities of the local people toward their environment such as recycle garbage, introducing personal hygiene related to the environment condition, organizing additional English lesson and school visit, and playing games with children. There will be also possibilities on physical work such as cleaning the temple, planting trees, gardening, or making sign board/garbage bin. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Host family, sleeping bag or and mattress needed, self cooking, and self managing. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Candi Village, Gedongsongo, Bandungan, Semarang Recency, Central Java Indonesia. The volunteers can see the breath taken view from the top of the hill in Gedongsongo. The air is so fresh and the nature is still so pure for a relaxing day REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, please bring any necessary information about garbage recycle/upcycle. Be very creative for additional English lesson, games and other activities for the children. Usually on February should be already entering rainy season. But, the weather becomes unpredictable now. So, do remember to bring sun block, rain coat and warm clothes to prevent very hot in the day time, rain during work and very cold at night AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1604INDONESIAKIDS,EDUTEGALREJO RED DISTRIK SHELTER PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

TEGALREJO RED DISTRIK SHELTER PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Background: This project was Initiated since 2006 by cooperation with NOVIB IDO which concerned in the prevention of STI and HIV/AIDS in Tegalrejo and Sukosari the two prostitution areas in Semarang uptown. After this pilot project, this project turns to focus more on the education especially highlighting the mental side of the children in the prostitution. This is due to the lack of concern on this issue from all stakeholders in Tegalrejo prostitution area while IIWC found out that there is big chance for IIWC to address the children issue. Project: Tegalrejo project at moment is the follow up of workcamps that regularly organized between IIWC and NICE Japan by setting up a shelter. This shelter is used for children to learn their school subject and to gain soft skills such as handicraft, dance, singing, etc assisted by volunteers. This year we start to set up international group to support this project and make it better in the future. Aims: 1. To promote or introduce the shelter among the local youth or students nearby 2. To motivate the children about the importance of education 3. To organize activities for the children in prostitution area 4. To exchange culture between participants, local people, and local students WORK DESCRIPTION: main work is running daily teaching activities in shelter (language classes, handicraft, arts, dance, etc) , promote shelter to be recognized by local youth ( youth club, high schools, or university) in order to get local volunteer that could help for daily teaching in shelter and activity with local people. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Tegalrejo Shelter/Rumah Belajar IIWC (minimum standard Javanese rent house); sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking LOCATION AND LEISURE: Tegalrejo sub-village, Jatijajar village, Semarang, Central Java Indonesia REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th,be ready with many ideas for games and competition for children. Be open minded, and need to have lots love and cares to children , be ready as well that some children might be hyperactive. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1605INDONESIAEDU ,CULTBOROBUDUR TEMPLE COMPOUND PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE COMPOUND PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The international work camp organized in Borobudur temple (find the link of UNESCO s inscription for Borobudur) for world heritage volunteer project under the scheme of UNESCO World Heritage Education program, Borobudur Patrimonito International Work camp focuses on the education and awareness campaigns by involving local senior high school students trained as Young Guardian , local youth and local people. The target group of the project is visitors of the temple (both domestic and international visitors). WORK DESCRIPTION: Designing workshop/training for young guardian club of Borobudur, implementing the awareness campaigns by organizing One stop service desk for visitors of the temple and school visit ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Host family, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking LOCATION AND LEISURE: Borobudur Village, Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java Indonesia. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Very hot but sometimes rainy. Be ready with sun burnt and mosquitoes. Bring some ideas for creative campaign to preserve Borobudur Village Heritage, and your cultural learning spirit. You will amazed by the beautiful of the sunrise and sunset spot, fresh air from the field rice and hill, and the lovable society. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1606INDONESIAEDU ,CULTBOROBUDUR VILLAGE HERITAGE PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

BOROBUDUR VILLAGE HERITAGE PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Providing creative method to educate student and visitors of Borobudur Compound together with local volunteer who lived in Village. Cultural exchange for the local people and the volunteer would be nice collaboration to raising awareness of preserving heritage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Learning Borobudur Village Heritage, school visit to educate student about Borobudur Village Heritage, cleaning Borobudur Temple Compounds, creative campaign to raising awareness visitors to preserve Borobudur Temple Compounds. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Local community house, sleeping bag is needed, self cooking, and self management. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Borobudur Regency, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Very hot but sometimes rainy. Be ready with sun burnt and mosquitoes. Bring some ideas for creative campaign to preserve Borobudur Village Heritage, and your cultural learning spirit. You will amazed by the beautiful of the sunrise and sunset spot, fresh air from the field rice and hill, and the lovable society. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1607INDONESIAKIDS,EDUSEMARANG STREET CHILDREN PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

SEMARANG STREET CHILDREN PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp will take place in Bangun Harjo village, which is located in Semarang City. This village is very close with Johar Market, the biggest traditional market in Semarang. Most of the local people there live in low economic standard. The condition of houses area is dirty and due to (penurunan tanah) issue in Semarang it can be flooded by sea water in daily basis even thou it is not regularly. In this less advantage condition the children living in this area make money in the street even some of them do not go to school. In cooperation with one local NGO name ASA Rumah Pintar Bangjo which has one shelter for the street children around Johar market IIWC would like to support the NGO s activity through an international workcamp. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main activities in Semarang Street Children Camp will deal with manual activities of teaching and playing with children such as making handicraft, necklace, or small something easy to get and possibly arts or music as well as collaborating with local people like sharing the culture. As a part of this project, school visit and university visit, we will visit some schools/university to campaign the street children project and cultural exchange. These activities really need strong motivation and physic. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will stay in Rumpin rented house together eith a local family with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Semarang City, Central Java Indonesia. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, target groups are the children. Be ready with lots of ideas and loves for children. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1608INDONESIAENVI,EDUPIP - SEMARANG URBAN FARMING PROJECT120 Euro1600000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

PIP - SEMARANG URBAN FARMING PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Semarang city is growing and becomes the 4th largest City in Indonesia. It has some slum area problem due the high of urbanization from sub urban city surround this city. GAMeS (Gerakan Ayo Menanam Sayur) ENG: Vegetable Planting Movement. Initiated a movement to optimize the usage of household waste and rising awareness toward society on environment protection in Semarang City. They face some problem o spread this spirit. For example lack of awareness on how important farming habit in urban live, and city live makes not so much time want to invest on participating the movement. But, for some couple years GAMeS engage cooperation with family empowerment program that most of the members are housewife in certain group. This group has the most possibility to join the movement. WORK DESCRIPTION: Farming activities with urban communities, Verticultur tools making in GAMeS activity center, Life-in with local communities, Distributing 1000 vegetable seeds in city center during CFD (car free day/weekend), Edu-Farming program in some schools. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will live with host family with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Borobudur Timur Street RT 04 RW 08 Kelurahan Kembangarum Kecamatan Semarang Barat Kota Semarang REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Special remarks: You will participate in some local communities routines meeting or activities. There are living also many children surrounding your campsite, please be prepare some educative games, laugh and smiles. AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

LMTV-IIWC1609INDONESIAKIDS,EDUSEMOYA EDUCATION PROJECT120 Euro3100000 IDRAdulti22 / 2 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

SEMOYA EDUCATION PROJECT

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 2 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The first Workcamp in this area was taking place in 2008 while there was 2 years project called IIWC Cares Jogja after the earth quake in 2006. Recently one the school visited by the work camps name SD Muhamadiyah Semoya would like to have more IVS activity for the students there. The spirit and motivation brought by workcamp volunteers are expected to raise the motivation of the students to study more for their future. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteer will assist English classes for 1st i 6th grade, non-formal English class for Teachers and staffs, culture exchange with the local people, help the work of local events, visiting kindergarten, and character building for the children. Volunteer can also help local people in their daily work in farm. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will live with host family with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Semoya Village, Brebah, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee of Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. Starting Date: Period 1: January-May 2015, Periode 2: August-November 2015 NOTES: whole year except June 6th - july 6th, Special Remarks: Good in English and want to learn Bahasa Indonesia, Has a letter of teaching of English is more preferable, cheerful, patient, self confidence builder and high motivation AIRPORT: SRG STATION: Tawang Main Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

CONCUKLTV03-16REGNO UNITOSPOR, KIDSYMCA FAIRTHORNE MANOR120 Euro30 EURAdulti14 / 3 / 20164 / 11 / 2016

YMCA FAIRTHORNE MANOR

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 14 / 3 / 2016
DATA FINE: 4 / 11 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: After a very successful four years of running our LTV project with the YMCA Fairthorne Manor. The YMCA would love to give the opportunity to 11 Volunteers to do a 8 month project starting in March 2014 that will provide valid experience and training working and running activities with children. YMCA Fairthorne Group is a fast growing charity. There mission is to champion and add value to young lives by providing experiences that challenge, enable and develop the individual. During the term time the centre caters mainly for residential school groups aged 8 – 12 years. They generally arrive on a Monday and stay until Friday. The children are arranged into groups of 12 within their school and partake in a variety of activities during the day and into the evening. During the weekends we run similar programmes for a wide range of groups and community organisations. WORK DESCRIPTION: During the school holidays the style of work changes. You will experience ‘Daycamps’ at Easter and half term and our huge summer day camp over 6 weeks in the summer. Children come in busloads from towns, villages and cities to experience a range of outdoor activities plus crafts, games and drama, to name but a few. We cater for up to 600 children each day with some groups staying on site overnight in tents. A considerable amount of work takes place away from Fairthorne Manor, including youth projects, children’s work in Dorset, the delivery of children’s after school clubs, supported housing for 16-25 year olds, nurseries and our residential centre on the Isle of Wight. During your stay you will get involved with some of these projects, giving you an opportunity to see some of our local communities and meet some of the local children and young people. Your work here will certainly be varied, but generally you will be leading activity sessions for children and young people, helping them achieve new challenges and have fun! This is a physically demanding job (should you have additional needs we are able to make reasonable adjustments) and you will be working hard whilst you are here. It’s a very busy place! The Centre operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so come prepared for a hectic but enjoyable time. In addition to the running of activities you will also be expected to contribute to the running of the centre in other ways. This will include working as part of the estate team, housekeeping team or providing a helping hand in the kitchen for a week. It is the estate team’s responsibility to take care of the maintenance of the centre and this can include such tasks as putting up marquees (big tents) and maintaining the equipment. Sometimes you get to help out in other areas such as nursery or reception. Volunteer profile: • An outgoing and friendly personality, able to communicate well and engage a wide range of people, including children, staff and group leaders. • A genuine enthusiasm for working with children • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the organisation. • An aptitude for and interest in a wide range of sports. • Willingness to learn new skills and undergo training. • As this post involves working with children and living on site, all applicants must be aged between 18 – 30 years old. Working Hours: You will normally work six days per week, some weeks you may be required to work around 50 hours, but your average should be no more than 45 hours per week. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be allocated a basic room, which maybe shared with up to 4 other instructors. This is your own space and as much as possible we allow you to treat it as your own. Three meals a day will be will be provided in the canteen and there are toilet and shower facilities and a washing machine. Please note, we are not a 5* hotel. We are more like a youth hostel with dormitory-style accommodation and basic facilities. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Fairthorne Manor is located in a village called Curdridge which is near the city of Southampton on the South Coast of England. It is about 15 minutes walk from Fairthorne Manor into the village where there are shops and pubs. The nearest train station is Botley which is about half an hour’s journey into Southampton. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers will need to provide a certificate of good conduct, motivational letter, and provide two references, including one from their most recent school/ college or employer. A phone interview will also be conducted. Volunteers will be provided with £70 per week ‘pocket money’ and food and accommodation. The application and the job description are available from the UK Volunteer programme co-ordinator. NOTES: AIRPORT: LGW STATION: Botley Train Station MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol02ITALIAToscanaBiodiversitàAlla scoperta della biodiversità. I viaggi della bellezza in barca a vela590 Adulti24 / 3 / 201631 / 3 / 2016

Alla scoperta della biodiversità. I viaggi della bellezza in barca a vela

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 590
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 3 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 3 / 2016

PROGETTO: 

Un campo di volontariato in barca a vela è un modo eccezionale di promuovere la tutela del territorio marino e, contemporaneamente, sviluppare il senso della bellezza che la vita a bordo di un imbarcazione può trasmettere. Non ci può essere vera salvaguardia dell’ambiente senza la capacità di apprezzare il paesaggio naturale. 

Durante il campo si realizzeranno interventi concreti per migliorare la qualità ambientale, mostrando all’equipaggio come vivere sul mare e con il mare sia un’esperienza unica e indimenticabile. 

CIRCOLO: 

L’A.S.D. Diversamente Marinai è stata fondata nel 2011 ed ha come obiettivo principale quello di rendere accessibile il mondo della vela e della navigazione a tutti, integrando le marginalità sociali e le disabilità. Nel corso di questi anni ha promosso diverse iniziative, collaborando con la Regione Toscana ed il Progetto GiovaniSì. Le rotte percorse dalle nostre imbarcazioni hanno solcato l’Arcipelago Toscano portando nei porti equipaggi misti, progetti scolastici e percorsi di trekking ambientale.

LUOGO:  L'isola d'Elba, posta a circa 10 chilometri dalla costa, è la più grande delle isole dell'Arcipelago Toscano, e la terza più grande d'Italia (223 km²).

Insieme alle altre isole (Pianosa, Capraia, Gorgona, Montecristo, Giglio e Giannutri), l’Elba fa parte del Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano, le cui acque rappresentano il più grande Parco marino d’Europa. I suoi fondali sono caratterizzati da un’ampia varietà di habitat. La grande diversità biologica dell’Arcipelago è dovuta, anche, alla diversità delle coste e dei fondali.

LAVORO:

- Pulizia delle spiagge accessibili solo dal mare, attraverso la raccolta dei rifiuti di materiale inquinante;

- Avvistamento cetacei: Il monitoraggio di delfini e balene è da anni di interesse centrale per la salvaguardia delle specie mediterranee che vivono nelle acque dell’Arcipelago.

- Monitoraggio dell’inquinamento marino di alcune zone costiere particolarmente interessate dall’inquinamento da oggetti galleggianti.

ATTIVITA' FORMATIVE:

Verrà affrontato il tema della biodiversità della flora e della fauna dell'Arcipelago Toscano. I partecipanti saranno coinvolti in percorsi formativi sulle caratteristiche del territorio tenuti dai volontari di Legambiente Arcipelago. 

La didattica sarà incentrata sulla vela e la vita di bordo,  prevedendo l’insegnamento delle basi pratico-teoriche della navigazione a vela e della conduzione di un’imbarcazione, attraverso la sperimentazione diretta delle nozioni acquisite

ALLOGGIO: 

Da poppa a prua sarà contenuto il tutto il mondo che ospiterà le avventure dei partecipanti. Le imbarcazioni da 12 a 15 metri sono dotate di spazi comuni, cucine spaziose, cabine e cuccette. 

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: 

Particolare spirito di adattamento in spazi ristretti e amore per il mare.

Per i soggetti disabili si prega di contattarci per verificare la compatibilità tra il tipo di disabilità e i limiti architettonici delle imbarcazioni, con l’obiettivo di rendere possibile il soggiorno.




Vol13ITALIAToscanaPromozione del territorioPrimavera tra faggete e castagneti toscani150 Adulti25 / 3 / 201629 / 3 / 2016

Primavera tra faggete e castagneti toscani

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 150
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 25 / 3 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 3 / 2016

PROGETTO:  Il rifugio le cave è un centro di educazione ambientale. L'educazione ambientale vuole essere favorita in questo contesto attraverso una esperienza di volontariato, che può produrre un effetto di richiamo per tutti coloro che sono appassionati di temi naturalistici e tutela ambientale. Attraverso la valorizzazione di questa struttura e dell'opera volontaria dei partecipanti si vuole pertanto rafforzare la fruibilità del rifugio  protagonista di percorsi di ecoturismo e educazione ambientale rivolta alle scuole. I lavori previsti durante il campo hanno quindi  lo scopo di rendere più accogliente la struttura, provvedere alle normali azioni di rifornimento legna, pulizia sentieri ed abbellimento spazi interni/esterni.

Maggiori informazioni su www.rifugiolecave.it e pagina facebook: Rifugio Cascina Le Cave

CIRCOLO: Legambiente Prato, è presente sul territorio da oltre 20 anni e si occupa di tutela e valorizzazione dei beni ambientali, diffusione e didattica delle principali problematiche legate all'ambiente quali sostenibilità, energie rinnovabili, rifiuti. Gestisce presso la Riserva Naturale Acquerino Cantagallo il Rifugio Cascina Le Cave, riconosciuto da Legambiente Nazionale come Centro di Educazione Ambientale (CEA) aperto alle scuole e alla cittadinanza. Legambiente Prato si avvale della presenza di operatori con specifiche competenze in ambito ambientale, scientifico e di volontariato internazionale, anche in lingua inglese, quali guide ambientali escursionistiche, formatori ambientali, operatori della promozione delle energie rinnovabili, esperti faunisti, biologi e geologi.

LUOGO: Nel cuore dell’Appennino toscano, al confine nord della provincia di Prato, nel 1998 è stata costituita la Riserva Naturale dell’ Acquerino-Cantagallo. All’interno del parco a 795 mt. s.l.m. si trova il Rifugio Cascina le Cave. Il Rifugio Le Cave si raggiunge esclusivamente a piedi dal paesino di Cantagallo, attraverso una rete sentieristica CAI accessibile e ben segnata. Ci sono 2 diversi sentieri che conducono al rifugio, Sentiero CAI 36a e 36 che rispettivamente impiegano 45 minuti e 1,30 minuti a piedi per raggiungere il rifugio.

Elemento di immediata identificazione dell'area è senza dubbio la presenza di estese foreste, dominate soprattutto da dense faggete e castagneti, oltre a rimboschimenti di conifere e boschi misti di latifoglie. Info su: http://www.comune.cantagallo.po.it/ e anche http://www.comune.vernio.po.it/

LAVORO: Sono previsti lavori di ripristino della struttura interna (pulizie generali, ritinteggiatura e manutenzione prima dell'inizio della stagione primavera-estate) e anche possibili lavori nelle aree limitrofe esterne: raccolta legna per la caldaia a biomasse, pulizia sentieri limitrofi etc. I lavori verranno effettuati durante la mattina.

ALLOGGIO: La sistemazione sarà presso Rifugio Cascina Le Cave – Cantagallo (Po). Il rifugio è un’ antica cascina in pietra e dispone di 24 posti letto (letti a castello) suddivisi in 4 camerate; è dotato di 3 bagni e 3 docce con acqua calda. Ci sono inoltre una cucina attrezzata, sala da pranzo e sala giochi interni. Forno a legna esterno e griglia per barbecue!. Il rifugio è alimentato da un pannello fotovoltaico per l'elettricità e da caldaia a legna per riscaldamento ed acqua calda! Il rifugio si raggiunge esclusivamente a Piedi con un sentiero di 45 minuti in salita (vedi descrizione sopra).

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: Passione per la natura e la montagna, sapersi adattare al cammino e alla vita isolata dalla città (wi-fi non disponibile, in alcuni punti assenza copertura di rete della linea del cellulare).

ESDA-MTV-5116SPAGNAAGRIMOUNTAIN GARDEN120 EuroAdulti28 / 3 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

MOUNTAIN GARDEN

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 28 / 3 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Camping Monte Holiday. http://monteholiday.com/www/De Amicitia is collaborating with them for many years: they support our projects, host international volunteers and share the philosophy of sustainable living, hand in hand with nature and with respect to biodiversity. Permanent project Mountain Garden leads to sustainability and protection of natural and cultural heritage in the area. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will prepare and maintain a garden and orchard in the camping area including some farm animal areas to live. They will plant and maintain shrubs, bushes and trees in order to preserve rare species and autochthonous vegetation from the area. As a working method, principles in some way of permaculture systems i utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems, will be used. Volunteers will also create environmental educational materials about their work and participate actively in activities and daily camping life. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a mobile home, among other camping houses. There s toilet, kitchen, common area and 4 beds. Volunteers will buy the food (or will be provided by Camping Monte Holiday) and cook for themselves. Camping Monte Holiday (http://monteholiday.com/www/en.html) has also big common toilet area, showers with hot water, washing machines and recreation areas, swimming pool and Wi-Fi in some common areas. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Gargantilla del Lozoya, small village at the altitude of 1134 meters in the mountain range Sierra Norte , in the autonomous region of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid). Gargantilla is part of several municipalities of the Valley of Lozoya, bigger settlements are Buitrago del Lozoya and Rascafria. The distance to Madrid is approximately 80 km, and you can reach the capital by public transport in cca. 2 hours. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum stay in the project: 2 weeks. Extra fee 50 EUR, every next two weeks 25 EUR.Skype interview during the selection process.We search for volunteers with driving license and willingness to drive a car. Mature, motivated, self-sufficient and a solution-oriented volunteers. NOTES: Minimum stay in the project: 2 weeks. Extra fee 50 EUR, every next two weeks 25 EUR. Skype interview during the selection process. We search for volunteers with driving license and willingness to drive a car. Mature, motivated, self-sufficient and a solution-oriented volunteers. AIRPORT: MAD STATION: Madrid-Barajas MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

RC-MTV-ENV-3/16INDIAENVIEco Tourism120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti1 / 4 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Eco Tourism

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Age:   18+

Location:   Kasauli area

Placement:   Placement is offered for upto 6 months.

Joining dates :   Any Monday during the project cycle

Background:  Rural eco tourism has been on rise in north India. This project is our initiative to protect environment, landscape and natural resources by promoting responsible tourist behavior. 

Volunteers will be based in rural setting and have access to location frequently visited by tourists.  After familiarizing with local community and neighbourhood,  volunteers shall design a plan to create necessary interventions required for protecting environment & promoting responsible travelling.  

Work:  Working closely with local community youth we expect volunteers to:

1. Create a database of location frequented by tourists.

2. Designing and putting up signs raising awareness towards environmental and cultural preservation.

3. Making eco-tourism attractive by promoting it as source of livelihood for  local community, providing much needed future sustainability to the project.


Volunteers with prior experience in related field are most welcome to apply and bring in new ideas. 

Accommodation:  Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath.

Food:   Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked.  Three meals a day will be served.  Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

PARTICIPATION FEE:  The participation fees are as follows:
a. For one/first month stay           -     Euro 350
b. For each additional month        -     Euro 300

The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request.  The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included.  Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages.
Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 500. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.

RC-MTV-ENV-4/16INDIAENVIClimate120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti1 / 4 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Climate

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Age:   18+

Location:   Patta-Bandh (Solan)

Placement:   Placement is offered for 3 to 6 months.

Joining dates:  Open

Background:  This is a mountain area where more than 70% population lives in rural areas and agriculture is the main stay of their survival.  Off late, due to deforestation and land degradation, population pressure, unrestricted grazing by animals and indifferent attitude of people towards their environmental sanitation, the people feel the pinch of global warming and climate change.   Some recognize the changes and consequences but the majority fail to understand and correlate it to their life style.  Since they still stick to the traditions and follow the age old farming practices their income levels are going down.  

Changes in climatic conditions affect their farming and living conditions adversely.  The green cover in mountains maintains the environmental balance and controls the climate in the whole country.  The resources are sufficient but the people, due to lack of education and awareness, fail to conserve and preserve these resources.  

This project is designed to work on these issues and volunteers are required to work with RUCHI team and local people to address some of them.

Work: Volunteers will be involved in environmental education in the same area and work with youth workers and community leaders to initiate  actions aiming at environmental sanitation, improve climatic changes and restrict global warming.  Basically that will include education and awareness creation using various tools but any physical action leading to check Global warming, climate change, depletion of natural resources will be highly appreciated.  

Accommodation:  This will be basic, simple and shared with common toilets.   They will be staying in RUCHI complex accommodation with basic amenities.  We shall provide mattresses but the volunteers are required to bring their own bed sheets, sleeping bags and personal toiletries.

Food:   Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked.  Three meals a day will be served.  Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers.  Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

PARTICIPATION FEE:  The participation fees are as follows:
a. For one/first month stay           -     Euro 350
b. For each additional month        -     Euro 300

The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request.  The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included.  Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages.
Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 500. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.

RC-MTV-EDU-5/16INDIAEDUTeaching Children (AGE 21+)120 Eurovedi descrizioneAdulti1 / 4 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

Teaching Children (AGE 21+)

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Age:   21+

Location:   Bogdhar village (Rajgarh)

Placement:   Placement is offered for 3-6 months.

Joining dates :   Volunteers can join from any Monday during the project cycle.

Background:  In the interior rural areas, education of children in expensive private schools is unaffordable by local communities.   Consequently, they send their children to government schools.  However, the attitudes of teachers there is a little indifferent and not very pro-active.  To meet people’s demand for better education some committed teachers have started less expensive private schools in rural areas.   Bogdhar village has one such school. The school enrolls children from economically poor families from the rural areas. The focus of education here is on social aspects.    

Work:  The two volunteers will be involved in teaching English to the children in the age group 6-11 in a small village based school.  The school wants the volunteers to add value to the teaching and improve on the pronunciation and grammar.   The idea is to make education interesting and fruitful to them and prepare and encourage them to improve on their English for a better future.

During free time, volunteers’ involvement in health and sanitation education in the same area will be appreciated.  They can work with youth workers and community leaders to develop health educational activities for their well being. 

 Accommodation:  This will be simple and shared in the school/village with common toilets. Volunteers are advised to bring their own  bed sheet and sleeping bags for hygienic reasons. 

Food:   Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked.  Three meals a day will be served.  Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers.  Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

PARTICIPATION FEE:  The participation fees are as follows:

a. For one/first month stay           -     Euro 350

b. For each additional month        -     Euro 300

The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request.  The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included.  Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages.

Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 500. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.


EGYM01UNGHERIAKIDSGO FOR IT120 Euro300 EURAdulti1 / 4 / 201631 / 5 / 2016

GO FOR IT

PAESE: UNGHERIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 5 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Egyesek is present in the area since 2000 and from 2010 we are focusing our youth work activities only to Nograd county. We have 4 strategic partners in the region. Creative Space which runs a community accommodation in the village of Hollok337;, which is included into UNESCO World Heritage. Menes-patak which is running a community center in Endrefalva. Magyar Szegenysegellenes Alapitvany (MSZA), providing afternoon school services throughout the whole year in Rimoc. And an informal group providing afters chool activities in Nagyloc. WORK DESCRIPTION: Egyesek and its youth workers, trainers, volunteers are working in Nograd county which is one of the poorest regions in Hungary. There is no university in the county; unemployment rate is high; rare public transportation; youth, international projects, NGO activities are almost not known; very few opportunities of afternoon activities. Local youngsters after high school have two options: either they leave their home to access good quality education and/or job, or they stay and become unemployed. That s why bringing international context to the life and activities of local communities we broader the view on opportunities of local youngsters, expand their horizons. During the 80 of work time volunteers will be divided in groups and work in one or two of the locations they choose. 20 of their time they dedicate to the household and work around the house of the family they live in, which will help to integrate into the life of local community, to understand local traditions and culture.The volunteers tasks in the youth centers in Endrefalva, Rimoc and Nagyloc would be to prepare and to conduct English speaking creative sessions for local roma and non-roma children. The afterschool youth centers are open in the villages in order to provide children with different kinds of leisure activities as well as help in doing home works, etc. Our organization is bringing international volunteers to the region since 2008. It helps to raise the awareness of youngsters, to broader their horizons and to show the opportunities of international programs. The volunteers will also have Hungarian courses to get to know basic words and expressions in order to be able to communicate in public places. In Creative Space, where our local partner is running a community building, they will help in cleaning and keeping eye on the surrounding, they will also join agricultural activities, such as planting seedlings and trees, doing gardening, building greenhouses. Check out the videos of previous volunteers: https://vimeo.com/133969313https://vimeo.com/149306261https://vimeo.com/149294533 ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will live in local families, 1 or 2 volunteers in one family. Volunteers join the daily meals of a family. In case the volunteers are out for work or other activities volunteers agree with the families about the meals. In the houses of local families the basic facilities, such as toilet, shower, sleeping place and furniture in a separate or a shared room will be available for volunteers. Vegetarian food will be available upon the agreement with hosting family. The location of the families will be in one of the villages, where volunteers will have their activities. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Szecseny is in the centre of the micro-region with active social life and with good infrastructure with population about 6000 people. It has health centre, police station, banks, high schools, community place, restaurants, pharmacy and so on. From here there is direct bus to Budapest and to all of the locations where volunteers are working. The local villages, where volunteers will live and work have about 2000 inhabitants and basic infrastructure such as a shop, post office, medical center, school, youth or cultural center. We provide volunteers with bikes by which they will be also reach the surrounding villages for work as well as use them during leisure time.Szecseny, the local small town, has a constant bus connection with Budapest and the local villages. All the local villages are 10-15 min away by bus from this town. REQUIREMENTS: Any special requirements for participation at this camp (motivation letter, special documents, level of spoken languages, skills, experience etc.)We would like to receive motivation letter of the potential participants, including the level of spoken English and previous experiences. NOTES: The extra fee is 300euro/month AIRPORT: BUD STATION: Szecseny, Rimoc, Endrefalva, Nagyloc bus stations MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

CONCUKLTV05-16REGNO UNITOSOCI, DISA, ELDEVolcare120 Euro30 EURAdulti2 / 4 / 20161 / 4 / 2017

Volcare

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 4 / 2017

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Volcare is a small registered charity in South East Kent providing home based respite care to Carers of elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volcare offers Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role by offering them flexible home based respite care. Carers are: friends or relatives who care for someone full-time, e.g. a wife caring for a disabled husband, a daughter caring for an elderly parent, or a parent caring for a disabled child. Carers can find it very difficult to get a break from caring and Volcare offers them the opportunity to take breaks/holidays. This is called respite care. Volunteers get to know Carers and their families by visiting them on a regular basis for a whole day, over a three to four week period (this can vary from family to family), before moving in and taking over the caring role completely. The full time Carer can then have a break. This can be for a whole day or overnight, a weekend, a whole week or occasionally for two weeks (this would be shared by two volunteers). The volunteer can also volunteer alongside the Carer – this is called shared care. Each volunteer may support between 12 and 20 families during their time with Volcare. This could be on a long term or short-term basis. For all breaks longer than one day, the volunteer moves in and lives with the cared for person, staying with the person overnight. Volcare help Carers caring for people with: Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury, Learning Disability, Autism, and many more conditions. As a full time volunteer you will be gaining new skills and experience as well as new friendships, lasting memories, a sense of achievement and ideas for your future career. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers or a flat where there are two volunteers and all facilities are provided. There is a telephone with incoming calls which accepts international cards and internet is also provided. Volcare will provide volunteers with a food, pocket money and allowance. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The placements are in two locations in Kent. One is Dover and the other is Canterbury. Both locations are near the South East coast about 60 miles from London. There is a large elderly population as the area is popular with retired people. The volunteers will be living either in the Cathedral city of Canterbury which has a large student population, or in the town of Dover with its famous castle. They will all be close to the coast and some very beautiful countryside. Day trips to France can be easily planned (depending on volunteers’ visa status). REQUIREMENTS: The volunteer should be 18+ • Good level of English and excellent communication skills • Friendly and able to initiate a conversation • Mature and confident, reliable and honest • Able to volunteer with families who have pets Desirable criteria • Stay for a year (10 months essential) • Interested in care work • Independent and self reliant This will ideally suit someone wanting a career in Social work, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy etc. Volcare provides all of the support and training. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. Volunteers need to use public transport on a regular basis to visit families so volunteers will need to be able to use timetables and maps. The volunteer will receive pocket money and all project travel will be paid for. This project is only open to female volunteers. A certificate of good conduct and 2 professional referees need to be provided for the manager to contact directly Application procedure: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an application. Volunteers can only apply via the application form. NOTES: AIRPORT: LHR STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

NICE-LI-RO16-1GIAPPONEAGRI, ENVIRokkasho120 Euro12000 Yen per monthAdulti8 / 4 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Rokkasho

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 8 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

Organized together with Tohoku-Ashitanomori(TA) since 2011 (but first time for the long term

voluntary program with NICE). TA is a NPO running organic farming and ecological life which isn't depend on fossil fuels. Rokkasho village is known by nuclear fuel processing facility, but TA set up the mission to set up the eco village only. We aim to organic farming and ecological lifestyle through as LMTV, also conservation these mountains to save water, and activate the area.

Work: We will do various types of organic agricultural works (planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make vegetables, etc.). We set up sustainable lifestyle using forest (ex. thinning the forests, pealing woods, utilize thinning etc.).

Study: Similar type of eco-village communities in each country. Bring some info..!

Accommodation: Guest house of TA office or office. Cooked as a group and host by turns 

Location: It is located Rokkasho village. On the pacific side of Aomori prefecture. Rokkasho village is 253.01 km2. There are many traditional summer festivals (ex. Nebuta, Neputa etc.) in Aomori.

Terminal: Tokyo (7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus.

Special Requirements: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Interest in agricultural & exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple lifestyle!

* IMPORTANT!! If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. 


NICE-LI-SA16-2GIAPPONEAGRI, KIDSSamegawa120 Euro12000 Yen per monthAdulti8 / 4 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Samegawa

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 8 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

Organized together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN). Their theme is learning from

soil and nature, and live together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011.

ANSN started to organize kids camp for in Fukushima. It called “Fukushima Kids (FK)”. He became chairperson of the Executive committee it. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.

Work: We will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. We will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. We will support and enjoy with them. Especially end of July to end of August, ANSN organize kids camp program. We will support it.

Accommodation: Single room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!)

Location: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Terminal: From Tokyo, 2.5 hours by bus and 45 minutes by car.

Leisure Activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc.

Special Requirements Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, friendliness, positive mind and those who likes children. Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of similar types of work is welcome!

* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. 


NICE-LI-SA 16-2GIAPPONEAGRI, KIDSSamegawa 16-2120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti8 / 4 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Samegawa 16-2

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 8 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN). Their theme is learning from soil and nature, and live together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. ANSN started to organize kids camp for in Fukushima. It called “Fukushima Kids (FK)”. He became chairperson of the Executive committee it. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. We will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. We will support and enjoy with them. Especially end of July to end of August, ANSN organize kids camp program. We will support it. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Single room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!) LOCATION AND LEISURE: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant. From Tokyo, 2.5 hours by bus and 45 minutes by car. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of good ways of interaction with kids. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, friendliness, positive mind and those who likes children. Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of similar types of work is welcome! NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and some English. Other remark: If you want to finish in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's organic farming and supporting kids camp, sharing your culture, smiles, and friendship with kids!!

NICE-LI-IK16-3GIAPPONEAGRIIkata 16-3120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti8 / 4 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Ikata 16-3

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 8 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village. Ikata is famous for its main industry of oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will help orange farming (It is the main work!! Harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc., it depend on season! Especially, Nov. to April. is hard!!), support local youth club (If you have chance), and create new activities to animate the town. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Share room at the volunteer’s house. You’ll cook for themselves. LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter. Matsuyama (2.5 hours by bus). From Tokyo, 12-13 hours by highway bus. Volunteer need to arrive at Kansai airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities learning organic orange farming. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking good Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Be ready that work is for quite a long and hard (Especially, Nov. to April.) NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and a little English. Other remark: Pocket money is 20,000 JPY per month. If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's support orange farming in edge of peninsula !

VYAXILUO-MTV16-01TAIWANRENOBACKPACKERU S HOUSE IN SILUO120 EuroAdulti12 / 4 / 201623 / 6 / 2016

BACKPACKERU S HOUSE IN SILUO

PAESE: TAIWAN
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 23 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Louyoung Cultural and Education Foundation WORK DESCRIPTION: These positions are for 3-12 months.Priority will be given to volunteers who can participate for 6 months. Xiluo LMTV workcamp is going to maintain and management the backpacker house poundwork A-BHpoundand Grocery store(work B-GS). Volunteer will maintain the daily house clean (or Grocery store), the reception, update internet blog or FB. Volunteer has to maintain the backpacker house and Grocery store to offer the locals and visitor a comfortable living condition. Volunteer will also do some gardening and English teaching and join community environmental events etcU.Local volunteer will support international volunteer to run this project as well.For more information of Louyoung Cultural and Educational Foundation and find the Xiluo workcamp information, please browse:http://www.louyoung.org.tw http://ms1.louyoung.org.tw/signup2/?q=video http://ms1.louyoung.org.tw/signup2/?q=node/8 Explain for work: Work A: This is an international backpacker house and welcome youth from all around the world. Therefore, volunteer has to be a kindly host and in charge of daily maintain and management for the backpacker house. Volunteers will doing such as the daily house clear after the visitor check out- wash pillow cover, bed cover, clear the rooms, be a host when there is visitor. Work B: Volunteer will run communities Grocery store, in chare of daily maintain and management for the Glossary store. Volunteers will do some daily clear work for the store. The store is running by the local volunteer team. They need international volunteer to support the daily operation. English Teachingpound 2 hours. Per week. It helps Volunteers to get involved in the community social relationship/life.Community party/meetingpound Feel free to join Silou ROTARY club weekly meeting. And learn different local opinion. Regular meetingpound With hosting (Louyoung foundation) staff and local volunteer leader .Discussion some of the working detail UpoundFree Day: Volunteers will have 2 free days per week on Monday and Tuesday only. Weekend is always the bid day to run the backpacker house and Grocery store. It is not allowed to take holiday in weekend. Culture Exchange: The locals would be more than happy to welcome you in Xiluo. Please use this opportunity to exchange experiences, to learn more about other social, cultural and political living conditions and to show them, in return yours. In order to promote that, we will have some special cultural event at SeptemberU October and some Celebrates from the temple. The volunteers will be able to present their countries and have fun together with the locals. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will in Xiluo backpacker House. Two volunteers will share in one double room.The address is: 2F, No.81 Yenping road (community library), located in town center. Volunteer can use bike for daily transportation and the bus station, post office or 24h shop are just nearby. A comfortable blanket will to offer. So there is no need to bring sleeping bag. And there will be some packet money around NTUS dollar 5000 to support daily food(it depends on if the local host doesnU t provide the food), but volunteer has to cook by themselves, or enjoy the delicious local foods in local restaurants. Internet is always available both in working place and accommodation. There is a washing machine in accommodation. The weather is always changed in the season, temperature could be from 1065533;230;- 3065533;230; please bring the suitable clothes. And please bring the umbrella or raining cost with you. LOCATION AND LEISURE: A traditional Taiwan typical town in Yun-Lin County, locating on the middle-western of Taiwan. 1hr to Taichung city and 2hrs to Tainan city by public bus. Excursion, exchange parties with local people, eco-tourism (optional), etc. 1hr to Taichung city and 2hrs to Tainan city by public bus. REQUIREMENTS: Requirements: CGC Application form 2 references basic Chinese is welcome Skype interviewHigh motivation for learning and respect to local culture. CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct) Application form 2 references from school or company basic Chinese is welcome Skype interview are request. Please offer all documents when apply. NOTES: High motivation for learning and respect to local culture. CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct) Application form 2 references from school or company basic Chinese is welcome Skype interview are request. Please offer all documents when apply. AIRPORT: TPE STATION: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol82ITALIAToscanapromozione del territorioCascina Le Cave200 Adulti12 / 4 / 201612 / 4 / 2016

Cascina Le Cave

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 200
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 12 / 4 / 2016

CIRCOLO: Legambiente Prato, è presente sul territorio da oltre 20 anni e si occupa di tutela e valorizzazione dei beni ambientali, diffusione e didattica delle principali problematiche legate all'ambiente quali sostenibilità, energie rinnovabili, rifiuti. Gestisce presso la Riserva Naturale Acquerino Cantagallo il Rifugio Cascina Le Cave, riconosciuto da Legambiente Nazionale come Centro di Educazione Ambientale (CEA) aperto alle scuole e alla cittadinanza. Realizza presso questa struttura ogni estate dai 4 ai 6 campi estivi per bambini e adolescenti. Presso la riserva naturale vengono organizzate ogni anno escursioni (Bramito del Cervo; castagneti; alberi monumentali) ed eventi per la valorizzazione della Riserva e la fruizione in termini turistici da parte della cittadinanza; Legambiente Prato ha inoltre avuto modo di gestire per diverse annualità i Centri visita di Cantagallo e Spedaletto. Si occupa inoltre di volontariato attivo tramite l'organizzazione annuale di iniziative di richiamo quali “Puliamo il mondo”, “Festa dell'albero”, “Non scherzare con il fuoco”, “100 strade per giocare”. Ospita, durante il periodo estivo, dai 20 ai 40 volontari provenienti da tutte le parti del mondo in occasione di campi di volontariato internazionale, con l'obiettivo di ripristinare sentieri o aree verdi del territorio pratese. Infine grazie al progetto di volontariato europeo (European Volunteering Service-EVS) ospita ogni anno dai 4 ai 6 volontari coinvolti nel supporto ed implementazione delle azioni locali di Legambiente Prato sopra descritte. Infine Legambiente Prato si avvale della presenza di operatori con specifiche competenze in ambito ambientale, scientifico e di volontariato internazionale, anche in lingua inglese, quali guide ambientali escursionistiche, formatori ambientali, operatori della promozione delle energie rinnovabili, esperti faunisti, biologi e geologi.

LUOGO: Nel cuore dell’Appennino toscano, al confine nord della provincia di Prato, nel 1998 è stata costituita la Riserva Naturale dell’ Acquerino-Cantagallo. All’interno del parco a 795 mt. s.l.m. si trova il Rifugio Cascina le Cave. Il Rifugio Le Cave si raggiunge esclusivamente a piedi dal paesino di Cantagallo, attraverso una rete sentieristica CAI accessibile e ben segnata. Ci sono 2 diversi sentieri che conducono al rifugio, Sentiero CAI 36a e 36 che rispettivamente impiegano 45 minuti e 1ora,30 minuti a piedi per raggiungere il rifugio.

Alcune notizie sul Comune di Cantagallo dove si trova la riserva naturale e il rifugio Cave: 

Cantagallo è un Comune italiano di 3.156 abitanti della Provincia di Prato in Toscana. Il comune di Cantagallo, nella Val di Bisenzio, si distende a cavallo di più contrafforti appenninici. Elemento di immediata identificazione dell'area è senza dubbio la presenza di estese foreste, dominate soprattutto da dense faggete e castagneti, oltre a rimboschimenti di conifere e boschi misti di latifoglie. Cantagallo è un piccolo paesino con meno di un centinaio di abitanti, altri centri abitati vicini sono Luicciana con bar piccoli negozi alimentari, per i servizi completi (banca - supermercato - negozi vari-stazione treni) il centro più vicino è quello di Vernio dove verrà fatto anche il meeting point con i partecipanti. Info su: http://www.comune.cantagallo.po.it/ e anche http://www.comune.vernio.po.it/


LAVORO: Nel corso del campo nazionale a cave di Agosto 2016 sono previsti lavori di ripristino della struttura interna (pulizie generali, ritinteggiamento e manutenzione prima dell'inizio della stagione primavera-estate) e anche  lavori nelle aree limitrofe esterne: raccolta legna per la caldaia a biomasse, pulizia sentieri limitrofi etc. Ripristino e pulizia di piccoli edifici all'interno della Riserva (Cannicciaie) . La tipologia esatta dei lavori viene stabilita nelle settimane antecedenti il campo a seguito di opportuni sopralluoghi atti a verificare i tipi di lavori più importanti. I lavori verranno normalmente effettuati durante la mattina.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: Tra le attività formative previste, tutto ciò che è legato alla scoperta del bosco e dei suoi elementi attraverso escursioni, visita agli elementi antropici del bosco (cannicciaie, carbonaie, etc.).Lettura di storie e leggende legate a questo territorio. Attività di educazione non formale, per la conoscenza del gruppo, la valorizzazione delle esperienze e competenze delle persone partecipanti ect..

ALLOGGIO: La sistemazione sarà presso Rifugio Cascina Le Cave – Cantagallo (Po). Il rifugio è un antica cascina in pietra e dispone di 24 posti letto(letti a castello) suddivisi in 4 camerate; è dotato di 3 bagni e 3 docce con acqua calda. Ci sono inoltre una cucina attrezzata, sala da pranzo e sala giochi interni. Nonchè forno a legna esterno e griglia per barbecue!. Il rifugio è alimentato da un pannello fotovoltaico per l'elettricità e da caldaia a legna per riscaldamento ed acqua calda! Il rifugio si raggiunge esclusivamente a Piedi con un sentiero di 45 minuti in salita (vedi descrizione sopra).

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: Passione per la natura e la montagna, sapersi adattare al cammino e alla vita isolata dalla città. (non c'e disponibilità internet wi-fi, la linea del cellulare funziona ma in maniera discontinua


NICE-AVS-16-1GIAPPONEENVI, RELIMashiko 16-1120 Euro-Adulti21 / 4 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Mashiko 16-1

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 21 / 4 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Tochigi Conservation Corps (TCC). Conservation Corps is long term workcamp programs in USA where 10-20 youth work for local development and environment. About 25,000 vols. join every year. To create similar programs in Japan, TCC was created in 2009 by the leader who was a LMTV coordinator of NICE. Because there are few children who are able to play and grown up in nature, TCC creates a children’s forest in which local community residents can play. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will 1) maintain/ upgrade the children's forest 2) maintain bamboo forest 3) involve many people who has interesting environmental projects (Ex. to organize weekend workcamp) 4) revive the forest in disaster area in Iwaki city, Fukushima that got huge damaged by Tsunami. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: We will 1) maintain/ upgrade the children's forest 2) maintain bamboo forest 3) involve many people who has interesting environmental projects (Ex. to organize weekend workcamp) 4) revive the forest in disaster area in Iwaki city, Fukushima that got huge damaged by Tsunami. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Mashiko town is located in the east part of Tochigi prefecture and famous for potter, so the atmosphere of the town is artistic with some cultural heritages. The population of the town is about 25,000. From Tokyo, 3-4 hours by train and then, 40 min. from Utsunomiya city by car Other activities: We have opportunities learning leadership, NPO management, group work, that would be useful for your future. Joining the local festivals. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities learning conservation forest, solving of enviromental issues. REQUIREMENTS: ONLY Asian. Interests in Environment and local development. Liking to work outside. Flexibility and cooperation are required. Speaking good Japanese. NOTES: No fee. Language: Japanese Other remark: There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.,transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases. You need to get special guidance and applications form before you will apply, so send inquiry to us! AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's conserve enviroment with various members from Asia!!

GEN-MTV1TURCHIARENO,ENVI,CONS,DISA,MANU,AGRIDREAMS ACADEMY-KAS120 EuroAdulti1 / 5 / 201615 / 11 / 2016

DREAMS ACADEMY-KAS

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 11 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Alternative Life Association (www.ayder.org.tr ) which aims and works for the social integration of people with disabilities built a multi purpose venue in 2014, in a village near by Kas i Antalya in the south-west of Turkey. In this venue people with disabilities who has been excluded from mainstream educational opportunities will have the chance to have education in various fields. Volunteers who are willing to work with and for disabled people are welcome. Please be aware that the center is open all year but disabled people mainly will be there between 15 May i 30 October. Thus you should consider their absence if you are willing to come out of these dates and sometimes even within these days. When there is no disabled groups in the center wolunteers should agree to do other tasks mentioned below. Also you might be the only foreign volunteer during your period of stay. We can not guarantee a group of international volunteers all the time. WORK DESCRIPTION: Although we do not request a nonstop working effort, volunteers are supposed to dedicate their time end energy when needed. Your help may be requested all day long, of course with breaks.You can help for the over all running of the site in different field works. Volunteers who can undertake more than just one task will be preferred. The work fields are as follows. 1) Kitchen : Food preperation, cooking, table setting, food serving, dish washing.2) Field: General cleaning of all units, fixing buildings, boats, bikes, instruments. Gardening in main facility and in eco farm. Animal care ( mainly horses), farming, harvesting, landscaping.3) Training as artist or assistant or just helper : Art workshops (painting, dance, rhythm, instrument, dj, drama, photography, sculpture, ceramic, hangicraft). Courses ( PC, foreign languages, personal development, sign language). Reading and library management. Outdoor and water sports. Boat skipping. Yoga and pilates.4) Organization : Entertainment and event organizations, indoor i outdoor games. Driving and transportation, trip guiding. Health care and first aid.5) Administration : Office works ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: A: Although a guest house and dormitories are avaliable, volunteers might be asked to stay in tents when necessary. Disabled members of the arriving groups have the priority of using the dormitories. Sleeping bags, mats and tents will be supplied but those volunteers who prefer to bring their own ones are welcome. F: Breakfast, dinner and lunch will be prepared and served at the facility. Volunteers may be requested to help in turns for the kitchen works as preparing the food, cooking, setting up tables, washing the dishes, etc LOCATION AND LEISURE: Kas is one of the most popular coasts in southern Turkey and our facility is 11 km away from the Kas town Center. Please be aware that the facility is a bit isolated and there is no night life. You might be the only foreign volunteer especially out of the summer period. REQUIREMENTS: LA: English. Basic Turkish would be an asset. Turkish classes can be arranged for volunteers, upon request. Minimum age is 20. Minimum stay is 15 days, max.is 3 months. A detailed motivation letter should be sent with the application form. Volunteers who can take responsibilities of more than 1 task will be preferred. NOTES: Minimum stay 2 weeks - Maximum stay: 3 months AIRPORT: AYT STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

NICE-AVS-16-2GIAPPONEAGRI, ENVI, RELIKurogi 16-2120 Euro-Adulti1 / 5 / 201630 / 11 / 2016

Kurogi 16-2

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 30 / 11 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Sansonjuku, founded in 1994, maintaining forest and step rice paddies through the projects which involves people from the city and local. They started 80-days international workcamp with NICE since 2008 to make footpath and maintain forests. But on July 2012, the hardest rain ever attacked around this area. After that it had serious damages by flood. Their aim is to activate the community and sustain the program with young people from the world to conserve this rich nature and revival this area! WORK DESCRIPTION: We will 1) help local farms who had damaged by the hardest rain (rice, tea and vegetable etc.), 2) lead international workcamp and LMTV program as coordinator, 3) support local host events. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Egao no mori center (It was Kasahara-higashi elementary school until 2004). Volunteers cook for themselves. There may be some pocket money to support additional cost by the group (e.g.,transportation and meals outside on free days) in some cases. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. The Yame city is 482.53 km2. There are so many tee trees and terraced paddy fields. Fukuoka airport (1 hour by train and 1hours by bus). From Tokyo to Fukuoka airport, 1.5 hours by airplane or from Tokyo to Hakata station, 5.5 hours by bullet train. Other activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of how to conserve Satoyama, taking care of forest, organic farming. REQUIREMENTS: ONLY Asian. Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language!! Experience of workcamp or LMTV project. Interested in environmental issues and agriculture. Motivation to work hard, open mind, cooperation with others. NOTES: No fee. Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!). Local coordinator can speak English. Other remark: We will specially welcome full participation, but 05/01-07/31 or 09/01-11/30 are also welcomed! You need to get special guidance and applications form before you will apply, so send inquiry to us! AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's make international volunteer movement to connect urban and rural areas!

NICE-LI-RO16-2GIAPPONEAGRI, ENVIRokkasho120 Euro120000 Yen per monthAdulti7 / 5 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

Rokkasho

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 7 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

Organized together with Tohoku-Ashitanomori(TA) since 2011 (but first time for the long term

voluntary program with NICE). TA is a NPO running organic farming and ecological life which isn't depend on fossil fuels. Rokkasho village is known by nuclear fuel processing facility, but TA set up the mission to set up the eco village only. We aim to organic farming and ecological lifestyle through as LMTV, also conservation these mountains to save water, and activate the area.

Work: We will do various types of organic agricultural works (planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make vegetables, etc.). We set up sustainable lifestyle using forest (ex. thinning the forests, pealing woods, utilize thinning etc.).

Study: Similar type of eco-village communities in each country. Bring some info..!

Accommodation: Guest house of TA office or office. Cooked as a group and host by turns 

Location: It is located Rokkasho village. On the pacific side of Aomori prefecture. Rokkasho village is 253.01 km2. There are many traditional summer festivals (ex. Nebuta, Neputa etc.) in Aomori.

Terminal: Tokyo (7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus.

Special Requirements: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Interest in agricultural & exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple lifestyle!

* IMPORTANT!! If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. 


NICE-LI-SA16-3GIAPPONEAGRI, KIDSSamegawa120 Euro120000 Yen per monthAdulti7 / 5 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

Samegawa

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 7 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

Organized together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN). Their theme is learning from

soil and nature, and live together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011.

ANSN started to organize kids camp for in Fukushima. It called “Fukushima Kids (FK)”. He became chairperson of the Executive committee it. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.

Work: We will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. We will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. We will support and enjoy with them. Especially end of July to end of August, ANSN organize kids camp program. We will support it.

Accommodation: Single room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!)

Location: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Terminal: From Tokyo, 2.5 hours by bus and 45 minutes by car.

Leisure Activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc.

Special Requirements Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, friendliness, positive mind and those who likes children. Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of similar types of work is welcome!

* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. 


NICE-LI-FU 16-4GIAPPONEEDUC, RELIFukushima 16-4120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti7 / 5 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

Fukushima 16-4

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 7 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Fuku-Kan-Net (FKN), a special NPO dedicated to deepening the understanding of South Korean language, culture, economy and history. It also seeks to develop mutual understanding and friendship among Japanese and Korean through exchange activities. From now on, they want to have international exchange more widely especially including Europe and USA. After big earthquake, people in Fukushima got huge damaged by the earthquake and radioactivity and also by harmful rumors still now. WORK DESCRIPTION: We promote international culture through language classes and improve current classes and create new ones. FKN organize community café, Korean events, we support it (to exchange with local people, to widen international perspectives of local people etc.) FKN expects us to cheer up local people who still have mental damaged by earthquake and harmful rumors. We write blog about daily life in Fukushima. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Single room in volunteer house near FKN office. Volunteers cook for themselves. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The capital of the Fukushima prefecture, and the population is 290,000. 65km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant that is far from dangerous! You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). From Tokyo, 5 hours by bus, 1.5 hours by bullet train. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Participation in the local events(K-pop live, korean cooking class etc.), many opportunities to learn the cultures of Japan and Korea. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: We have opportunities learning Korean language, Korean culture. REQUIREMENTS: Strong motivation and flexibility to work for revival of Fukushima. Speaking good Japanese (for Korean vols. they need to speak very good Japanese). Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of teaching English is welcome! NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and Korean, a little English. Other remark: If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's revival Fukushima through international voluntary movement!!

NICE-LI-TO16-4GIAPPONEENVI, HERITokushima 16-4120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti7 / 5 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

Tokushima 16-4

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 7 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with NPO, ‘Bizan Daigaku(B.D)’ for the first time. They organize workcamp with NICE from 2013. They have many types of projects, one of project started “Flower Road Project” from last year in Tokushima city. It made flowerbed along the national road by local citizen. But it is difficult to do daily maintenance (ex. watering, removing grass etc.) for them. So, they want to keep it with international volunteers. B.D. has also other projects, cleaning up river, project which it cooperate with shopping street, etc. They want to activate this town though having local events with volunteers. WORK DESCRIPTION: Maintaining flowerbed (ex. watering, removing grass etc.), and support for local event “cleaning up river”, “shopping street” with local people to activate the area and communication with local people. Also volunteers will join local some activities and events. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Single room in ocal apartment house. Breakfast in café, lunch with local people, dinner with local host. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Tokushima City, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta. Tokushima airport to Tokushima city 30 minutes by bus. Osaka (5 hours by train, 3 hours by bus. From Tokyo to Osaka, 5 hours by bullet train or 11 hours by night bus. Volunteer need to arrive at Kansai airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Participation in the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities to communicate with local people, to join local events a lot. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: English and Japanese Other remark: If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/10, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's make beautiful flower road with local people!

NICE-LI-IK16-4GIAPPONEAGRIIkata 16-4120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti7 / 5 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

Ikata 16-4

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 7 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village. Ikata is famous for its main industry of oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will help orange farming (It is the main work!! Harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc., it depend on season! Especially, Nov. to April. is hard!!), support local youth club (If you have chance), and create new activities to animate the town. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Share room at the volunteer’s house. You’ll cook for themselves. LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter. Matsuyama (2.5 hours by bus). From Tokyo, 12-13 hours by highway bus. Volunteer need to arrive at Kansai airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities learning organic orange farming. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking good Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Be ready that work is for quite a long and hard (Especially, Nov. to April.) NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and a little English. Other remark: Pocket money is 20,000 JPY per month. If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's support orange farming in edge of peninsula !

NICE-AVS-16-3GIAPPONEMANU, KIDS, ELDEIwaki 16-3120 Euro-Adulti16 / 5 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Iwaki 16-3

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 16 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Fukushima Conservation Corp (FCC). Conservation Corps is long term. Conservation Corps is long term workcamps in USA where 10 -20 youth work for local development and environment. About 25000vols. join every year. To create similar programs in Japan, FCC was created 2011 after the Great East Japan Earthquake East Japan. Iwaki city has still damage caused by harmful rumour. FCC start various activities to work in the field and forest, maintain coastal forests which it damaged by tsunami with local people. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will 1) work in rice fields and vegetable with local people, 2) revive the forest in disaster area in Iwaki city that got huge damaged by Tsunami Iwaki city that got huge damaged by Tsunami, 3) to communicate many local people who evacuate from radioactivity. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteer house. Volunteers cook for themselves. All basic facilities are provided. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Iwaki city is located in the south-eastern corner of Fukushima Prefecture, Iwaki is one the largest city in Japan. From Tokyo, 4 hours by train (2.5 hours by express train) or 3 hour by bus. Other activities: We will have a time to learn a leadership, NPO management, group work, that would be useful for your future. Joining the local festivals. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places in this prefecture). Study theme: olunteer have opportunities learning conservation forest, solving of enviromental issues. REQUIREMENTS: Interests in Environment and local development. Liking to work outside. Flexibility and cooperation are required. Speaking good Japanese (We use Japanese mainly). NOTES: No fee. Language: Japanese and some English. Other remark: You need to get special guidance and applications form before you will apply, so send inquiry to us! AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's revival Fukushima through international voluntary movement!!

MS10DANIMARCAENVI,CONS,ARTMake it beautiful and organic120 EuroAdulti26 / 5 / 201616 / 6 / 2016

Make it beautiful and organic

PAESE: DANIMARCA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Brenderup Højskole hosts the camp. In English we call ourselves for the Academy for Intercultural Learning Brenderup Højskole is working as a boarding school with an international approach and accept both Danish and foreign students. You need to be more than 18 years old. You can read more about the school here: http://www.brenderuphojskole.dk/filer/english.htm For the last many years, Brenderup have hosted work camps that have supported the building process of Brenderup environmental friendly buildings. We have made the straw bale house, a big culture and music hall, the ellipse-shaped “lotus house”. The treetop shelter, the ‘’climb around the world boulder climbing walls, an historic and culture play park. An organic fitness center in our garden, where nature is used instead of artificial machine equipment. Last camp completed an artistic brick laying camp, where we were decorating a rather big yard with old Celtic sings and patterns. We also did work with city gardening. This year the work will try to incorporate former year’s ideas and concept of the last couple of years – building sustainable. WORK DESCRIPTION: In the middle of our ‘’park garden’’ we have allocated an area for organic gardening. Therefore, you should expect to work with garden tools building up parts of the area. It could be by making raised beds for vegetables and flowers. Water channels for watering, digging a chamber in the ground for keeping vegetables during winter. Natural shade for plants and people. Etc. THEREFORE, it is garden work - all done by an environmental way, using nature, for the nature! However, the main work will be to assist in building an organic greenhouse. Later the greenhouse will be used as a classroom and for yoga and meditation, - and of course for flowers and plants. We will be using the shape of a dome, or making another straw bale house – we are still to decide. The area of the new ‘organic world’ is approximately 1000 square meters. Our garden is consisting of some very spectacular old trees, and together with the imposing structure of the straw bale house and the music house, the Lotus House and the Tree Top House, we have a wonderful world. We would like to link the buildings together with our new organic garden and build pass ways between them. During camp, we will take time to debate sustainability - not only as an environmental issue but also on all levels - including sustainability among people and cultures. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You should expect to stay in a tented camp in the middle of our garden. There is also a chance of sleeping in dorms or rooms when available. In all three weeks access to showers and toilets in the school building are available. Food is made by our kitchen staff and served three times a day. However, you should expect to assist after all meals doing dishes. In the weekend, you will assist in the making of the meals. Let us know if you are vegetarian. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Brenderup is located on the island Funen (Fyn) in Denmark. The village Brenderup (2000 inhabitants) is close to the beach, forests and idyllic countryside. You will have free access to our different workshops during the camp, including recycling design, music, art and gym workshops. There is wireless internet at the school. Bicycles can be rented for the whole stay. REQUIREMENTS: A motivational letter is required. People, who are used to work with their hands in combination with artistic skills, will be preferred to the work camp and volunteers are expected to be ready to share their culture with the other participants and students at the school. Special motivation letters and other requirements may be attached to the info-sheet. It will be easier for you, if you are a green thinker! English at a conversational level is required. NOTES: The school is a folk high school and will have students and course participants (50 people from 12 different countries) during the work camp. They have their own program but there will be many opportunities for volunteers to interact with the students, especially during dinner and through different social activities during the evenings. Volunteers are expected to follow the rules of the school. Pls. read about the school at http://www.brenderuphojskole.dk/filer/english.htm There will be two camp leaders who are former students from the school. There will be different work leaders to teach you how to build and work. AIRPORT: CPH STATION: Odense Station (36 km.) or Middelfart station (16 km.) – from there by bus to Brenderup. From Copenhagen Airport it takes approximately 4 hours to get to Brenderup. Alternatively, consider Billund Airport. From here it takes approximately 3 hours to get to Brenderup. However the flight tickets might be more expensive. MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SEEDS 041.ISLANDARENO,CONSPATHWAY TO THE VOLCANO120 Euro250 EURAdulti29 / 5 / 201611 / 6 / 2016

PATHWAY TO THE VOLCANO

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: WORK/PROJECT: Volunteers will be working close to the main skiing area of the capital region of Iceland, Blafjoll or the Blue Mountains.The aim is to protect the environment and avoid different trails being created from increasing traffic of hikers and nature lovers in the area. The main task will be making a hiking path in the Blue Mountains in an area called Srihnukagigur or Three Peaks Crater, which is a dormant volcano that last erupted over 4000 years ago. The path will be made with gravel and volunteers will use wheel barrels to move the gravel from bags which have been distributed evenly along the path. The work will be done in 500 m above sea level so weather conditions can be cold and windy.Other tasks may be to mark and control areas where the visitors can walk in order to protect the surroundings of unnecessary passage and harm. Sports associations who run some of the skiing lodges might also need some renovation job, such as painting and/or cleaning. The working plan will depend on the needs of our local host and may change upon weather conditions. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS volunteers will stay in one of the ski lodges in the mountains; in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: LOCATION: The project takes place in the Blue Mountain Range area, which is located about 30 km from Reykjavik. The range stretches to the west from the mountain Vifilsfell near the main road (1) from the capital area to the Southwestern lowlands. The highest mountain in the range reaches 600m and in 1968 the district became a very popular skiing resort among Icelanders and the favourite for skiers in the Capital region.This area is excellent for recreation, not only for alpine and cross country skiing, but outdoor activities as well such as hiking and mountain biking. Nature lovers are certain to find something to their liking, but they have to be careful crossing the rugged lava fields, because of the numerous caves underneath. The caves here are actually among the most interesting tourist attractions in the capital area and our volunteers will be given the change to explore them.Iceland is chilly, even in early summer. Expect nights to dip down to 5 Celsius and days to warm up to the mid-high teens and warmer. In mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically.The Blue Mountain Range area is a place of extreme beautiful natural surroundings with countless opportunities to hike and discover it by foot. Volunteers will have chance to explore the heart of a volcano, the only place on earth where you can enter a magma chamber. Other tours and excursions can be arranged at discount fares as well. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 250 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Volunteers have to bring good working shoes and clothes, including hats and gloves. Volunteers need motivation to work mainly outdoors on physical jobs and under changeable weather conditions. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest international Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0

GEN-10TURCHIARENO,ENVI,CONS,MANUME AND MY FRIENDS-4120 EuroAdulti29 / 5 / 201611 / 6 / 2016

ME AND MY FRIENDS-4

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: If you wish to join in a work camp with your close friends, class mates or volunteers of your previous work camps, just alert them. Also if you are an individual or a couple, but prefer to be in a smaller group, you are welcome too. GENTUR can host up to 5 individuals or 3-5 people from the same country for the same period. The host, Math Village needs small group of volunteers for different daily tasks during the summer while there are math courses for Turkish pupils and students. This camp will give you a chance to meet a lot of Turkish young people who will be participating in mathematic courses in the center between 1st of June and 15th of September. WORK DESCRIPTION: Construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening, class cleaning and kitchen works at a non-formal education center. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: A: Under the supplied tents. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary. If you prefer privacy you can bring your own tent. F: Food is provided at the venue. Volunteers help the staff for preparing, cooking the meals, setting up the tables and serving the food to the students during the courses and washing the dishes. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Sirince is a small village in the west of Turkey. Please be aware that the center is a bit isolated. No night life, TV or disco is available at the center, but there is internet connection. The next village Sirince, which is only 15 minutes by foot, is very attractive and famous for its homemade wines and traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk, which is the home of world famous Ephessus open-air museum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mUqg1yBFTo . The nearest city Izmir, is one hour away by coach. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: AIRPORT: ADB STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

EST 02ESTONIAAGRIERTO ECO FARM I120 Euro30 EURAdulti29 / 5 / 20165 / 6 / 2016

ERTO ECO FARM I

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 5 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Learning by doing at eco-farms in the beautiful Estonian countryside For years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Erto Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Erto Farm located in the Jogeva County in the South of Estonia. The farm is one of the few organic farms in this area. It is specialized in growing vegetables and beef cattle. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main task for volunteers will be to weed and harvest (manually) vegetables and take care for animals (cows). Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. The volunteers will work during working days for 6-8 hours. Saturday and Sunday are free. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The 100 m away from the main farmhouse there is a small house with the kitchen, one bedroom (mattresses) and dry toilet. Volunteers will stay there. Shower and sauna is available in the main Farmhouse. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking meals and cleaning. Volunteers will be eating mainly local, organic food from the farm. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Erto Farm is situated 35 km north of Tartu, second largest city in Estonia, famous university town http://www.visittartu.com/ in the Vooremaa landscape region. More information on http://stage.estonica.ee/en/Nature/Central_Estonia/The_large_drumlins_and_lakes_of_Vooremaa Leisure timeThe camp takes place in the area of outstanding beauty. There are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. Some free time activities will be organized for participants as a day trip and excursions in the area (for example: Tartu; 15 km away from Farm is located Ice Ace Center; close to farm there is a family play-land Vudila and Elistvere Animal Park). Some of them will be free of charge while others might require a modest financial contribution. REQUIREMENTS: Special requirementsThe camp is open for young people who is interested in organic farming and is ready to get real experience of it. Please be prepared to the simple conditions of Estonian country side. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing manual/ physical work under changing weather conditions. German, English, Russian are possible camp languages.Participation feeDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Tartu MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

PRO-11-16GERMANIAENVI,LANGMARBURG-MARBACH120 Euro160 EURAdulti29 / 5 / 201610 / 6 / 2016

MARBURG-MARBACH

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Host organisation is an environmental organisation: Nature Friends of Marburg. They have already been organising international volunteer camps for many years. It is a workcamp including German language training. The lectures will be daily, two hours per day (excluding Saturday and Sunday when the group will go on excursions). Bigger groups will be generally divided in two classes, depending on level of knowledge. One topic during the lectures will be intercultural diversities. So the basis of the lectures will be firstly communication and secondly grammar. The teachers will be native speakers, partly trained teachers, partly students. The language-course won t have the same standard like a professional language-school, but past experiences with this concept have given very good results. WORK DESCRIPTION: Main work will be in the forest, as maintenance of young stands, field mapping of new trees, planting of rare trees, searching and marking of habitat trees, waters care. Participants will also be doing various manual works to prepare the area around the house of the nature-friends for leisure activities of groups coming from the city. Time of work will be 5-6 hours daily, excluding Saturday and Sunday. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be in a house with several-bed-rooms, kitchen, bathroom, showers. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Marburg is a historical and picturesque old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 82.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 students (from actual 120 different countries). The camp is located approx. 2 km away from the city centre. REQUIREMENTS: As the language course is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures simple communication. Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the camp in German and not in English or in their own mother tongue for the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is one important part of the concept. Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp. NOTES: AIRPORT: FRA STATION: Marburg central station MAX TEENAGERS: 5 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

GEN-11TURCHIASOCI,KIDS,EDUTEACH CAMP-2120 EuroAdulti30 / 5 / 201621 / 6 / 2016

TEACH CAMP-2

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 30 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 21 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Kumkoy Primary School, which hosted 3 volunteers last year is inviting new volunteers for this year. If you like children and can teach them very basic English like days of the week, the hours, counting up to 100 by games or make daily talks with them and play with them, you will enjoy a lot for being in this camp. The kids of the village will be waiting for you impatiently and you will have unforgettable memories with them. If you are talented on drawing, you can also draw and paint some pictures on the classroom walls. WORK DESCRIPTION: Practicing basic English with primary school kids drawing pictures on the walls if you have a talent (This task is not compulsory). ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In host families, sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. F: Will be supplied at the site. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Kumkoy is a small village in the north of Turkey in Black Sea region. Nearest town is Carsamba and the city is Samsun. REQUIREMENTS: No alcohol is permitted during the camp at the campsite and the accommodation venue. Smoking is not allowed while volunteers are with the kids. NOTES: AIRPORT: SSX STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

EGY03UNGHERIAKIDSKIDS OF WALDORF120 Euro50 EURAdulti30 / 5 / 201615 / 6 / 2016

KIDS OF WALDORF

PAESE: UNGHERIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 30 / 5 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The school is founded and run by a local organization 5 years ago and has 10-12 children per class. The school follows the Waldorf alternative pedagogical method which will be presented to the volunteers as well. The school actively involves the parents in the school life; they painted the classrooms together and continuously seek for opportunities to develop the school and its area. The volunteers will support the community of children, teachers and parents to equip the schoolyard with creative toys and tools. By meeting international volunteers the school expect the children to develop also their English language skills and become open to foreign people and cultures WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will prepare different creative DIY outdoor tools in the school s garden. They will also organise workshops and playsessions for the children with the support of the teachers. The classes usually go on 1-day trips where volunteers will be invited also (costs are covered by the school). ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be accommodated in the families of the children. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the families, the lunch will be in the school together with the students, delivered by a nearby restaurant. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Veresegyhaz is a little town with 12000 inhabitants, Budapest is 25km. The town has a bear farm which is unique in the whole country. The area has a lake and many touristic paths which can be discovered by the volunteers as well.Weekends will be free which can be used for visiting Budapest or organize common trips, activities with the host families. REQUIREMENTS: The school prefers volunteers with creative skills and handcraft knowledge. As the activity includes work with different handtools (drill, screwdriver), volunteers with previous experience are also very welcome, however it s not required. NOTES: AIRPORT: BUD STATION: Veresegyhaz bus station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

MCE/03MONGOLIACONSGreen heart-2 120 Euro250 USDAdulti1 / 6 / 201614 / 6 / 2016

Green heart-2

PAESE: MONGOLIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 6 / 2016

Since 2001 we started to build Base Camp site of MCE at the Eco farming camp. During the last years we build the houses, planted trees and build toilet etc for the local kids and for the International volunteers.  This year we planning to continue our work to develop more Eco farming camp site.  So volunteers will work Construction of Camp. Most probably volunteers will build Green house for the vegetable. Because of not suitable weather condition it is hard to grow many type of vegetables in Mongolia. So we need green house to grow vegetables and provide good fresh vegetables for the low income (poor) local families. 

Work: We will work on construction of Green house or build block fence around Eco farming camp area. Also some other repair work in side of  local kids / volunteers house. Anyway please be ready for any type of construction or agricultural work

Study: The information and KNOW HOW for how to improve Camp condition. Bring some info

Program: Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Accomodation: GER (Mongolian traditional tent) and Youth hostel. Cooked by volunteers 

Location: Ulaanbaatar.  One third of population in the country (3 millions) live in this capital city. The temperature will be about 15-25 C, but be careful sometimes weather will be changed lot. Sunny, sometimes rainy and windy Camp site is located 40 km far from Ulaanbaatar. Beautiful hilly area and real nomadic life

Terminal: Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International airport or International train station of Ulaanbaatar 

Qualifications:To like construction work and simple nomadic life. Mongolian speakers are welcome! 

Special requirement: The additional fee of 250 USD (or equivalent amount of MNT or Euro by current rate of Mongolian bank) should be paid on your arrival directly. 


VFP-MTV04-16 STATI UNITI D'AMERICACONSHOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION120 Euro480 USDAdulti1 / 6 / 201631 / 12 / 2016

HOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION

PAESE: STATI UNITI D'AMERICA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 12 / 2016

Minimum 1 Month; Maximum 3 Months 

LOWERNINE.ORG, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA is a non-political, secular organization dedicated to helping this historic neighborhood recover and return to its former vibrant self. http://www.lowernine.org/

WORK:  Experienced carpenters, roofers, plumbers, painters and other tradesmen needed for rebuilding homes in the flood-damaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Unskilled volunteers will be trained by skilled staff.  All aspects of home rebuilding will be addressed, from roofing to finish carpentry.  5-day week of full work days. Medium-term volunteers provide free labor to neighborhood residents, so they can return home after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac. Work can be difficult and it is hot in New Orleans!  

STUDY THEME: Carpentry, construction, community building. 

ACCOMMODATION:  Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms. No smoking in the house.  No drugs allowed. No alcohol allowed in the house or on the property. Vegetarian meals available.

LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the most unique city in America on weekends and after work hours.

TERMINAL:  Louis Armstrong International Airport; Amtrak and Bus station downtown.

SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP Motivation Form required. Volunteers must have intermediate spoken and comprehension of English in order to ensure workplace safety. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project, LowerNine general liability insurance will cover volunteers only while they are working. In case of a natural disaster volunteers will be required to make their own arrangements to evacuate the city. Multiple volunteers serve at all times in this location.

EXTRA FEE: $480 regardless of length of stay. Fee due in US Dollars upon arrival or online through lowernine.org's

website.


UPA/003/16UGANDACULT, ARTTraditional Music, Dance and Drama at Kyebando120 Euro250 EURAdulti1 / 6 / 201621 / 6 / 2016

Traditional Music, Dance and Drama at Kyebando

PAESE: UGANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 21 / 6 / 2016

Project Background:

UPA Cultural Troupe (UPACT) branch is committed to promoting peace and unity through community sensitization and awareness campaigns using music, dance and drama. The Cultural troupe started in 1994 as a pilot project of UPA. The troupe was started mainly to be used for promoting and preserving cultures, running awareness campaigns, fundraising and marketing UPA and her activities at all levels.

Project Objectives:

To promote intercultural cooperation among the youth

To make musical instruments for the troupe school and community. 

To enhance Educational awareness through Art and craft, music, dance and drama.

To enhance knowledge and skills sharing through music, dance and drama.

Activities:

Traditional Dance: Traditional dance lessons are managed by youth trained instructors.

Modern Dance: Learn basics of a modern dance (Hip-Hop, Breakdance, Dancehall)

Making Traditional musical instruments

Drama Workshop: There is the possibility to develop small scenes, depending on the skills of the participants.

Performances in traditional and modern dances 

Expected Outcome:

Intercultural exchange on skills in music, dance and drama

Participants performing on stage the dances and plays learnt and practiced in the workcamp

New costumes and instruments for the troupe

Cultural and educational visits:

During the workcamp period the participants will visit the following places:

Visit the community market in Bukomero

Climbing the Kateera hills


Note: 

Other visits are also possible on the weekends, like visiting Kampala (Ghaddafi Mosque, Kasubi Tombs etc) or Entebbe (Wildlife in the National parks, Botanical gardens and beaches) are at the cost of interested volunteers.

Beneficiaries:

The beneficiaries are the UPACT members, workcamp participants and the community.

Participation:  The project expects 15 participants maximum with a composition of people from other regions of Uganda and International volunteer. Participants will work 6 hours daily from Monday to Friday. 

Weekends are for social interaction and/or excursions unless if the official camp programme has an activity.

Who qualify to participate:

Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background

Willing to share his/her experiences

Flexible to live/stay in simple life conditions

Flexible to the taste of local and basic foods 

Ready to work on the projects  

No experience needed

The Host Community:  The people in this part of Uganda are multi-tribal with the majority population being Baganda. And the major language spoken is Luganda also a big percentage of people speaking English.

The major food types in this area are bananas, cassava, sweet potatoes, rice, beans, ground nuts, yams etc.

Like most regions in Uganda people in this community always welcome visitors and always interested to talk/work with people from other cultural backgrounds. The community is characterized by both rural and urban life-styles.


Accommodation:

Accommodation will be in simple rooms at a community church

Participants will be required to carry own mats and sleeping bags.

The campsite has simple bathrooms and pit latrines no showers

A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen)

Participants are requested to bring with them mosquito nets and other personal effects

Meals:

The food is basic and simple. Be ready to take the same dish for some days in a row but good food.

Fruits can at times be availed for the campers from local markets.

Participants will chose food to prepare depending on the availability.

Workcampers will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals on energy saving fire place.

If you need more fruits/extra meals/special diet you can get it on your own cost.

Health Services:  There is a public health centre at Nakkuule which offers basic health services. It can be accessed by public transport or private means and takes 20 minutes and costs 1,000/= shillings. The campsite is also close to the National referral hospital (Mulago), it takes around 45 minutes to reach there.

Water Source:  Participants use a bicycle and wheel barrows to collect water from a borehole 3kms away or collect water from nearby wells around the project.

Weather: The temperatures in June usually range between 30 degrees Celsius. It is usually dry and hot season with less chances of rain. It might be chilly at times especially in the night.

What to Bring: Participants shall be required to bring own sleeping bag, mat, pillow, mosquito net, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves and boots/shoes. Light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly or cold; Musical instrument (optional); torch or flash light; water purifiers (optional); Personal effects (i.e. soap, toothpaste, toiletries)

It would be nice if you can bring your national flag, common art facts of your country, stories, games, pictures and local recipes. It would be helpful for the cultural presentations about your country and for any social interactions. Above all do not forget a happy and positive attitude.

Shorts, dresses and skirts should reach knee length for cultural consideration.

Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.


TZ.UV.1609TANZANIAENVIWorld Environmental day 120 Euro250 EURAdulti1 / 6 / 201615 / 6 / 2016

World Environmental day

PAESE: TANZANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 6 / 2016

Partner and Project Description: The project is been organized in Partnership with Vigoa local youth and women groups, faith based groups and local authorities. The focus of the project is to take advantage of the well-known World environmental day celebration to raise awareness and take actions around various environmental challenges in the community including west management, composting, mining and deforestations.

Project Activities: Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community services, cultural exchange, Development/global education) participants of this project will  participate in a number of activities leading to local and international environmental issues. These will include but not limited to organising and participate in the local events of the world environmental day, awareness raising, garbage collection, tree planting etc.

Study Part: Intergeneration gatherings in a form of workshops, debates, sports and study tours will be organized under the 2016 World environmental day theme (To be confirmed) to provide an opportunity for both Program participants and host members to understand various  local and International environmental realities and its impact on social, cultural and economic development.

Accommodation and Food: Participants are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of the families, in some cases Participants will be sharing accommodation in community residential house. Clean water and electricity will be available. In the case where participants will be on group living rooms will be shared with 3-5 Participants and available full time kitchen staff to manage meals preparation.

Location and Leisure/free time activities: The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, the community which still maintain its natural beauty in comparing to the rest of the region. There is possibility of night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkey in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among other. During weeks ends there is a good number excursion options including visiting Kilwa Mask & Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO's world heritage site); National & Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam that will include fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sight seen and Beach/Swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well over night in Zanzibar. 

Special Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be the one who is open minded and independent, interested in environmental issues, outdoor activities, flexible and open minded.

Language: The official language of this project is English and Kiswahili. However you do not need to be fluently.

Terminal: Arrange you arrival to be Dar es Salaam international Airport or any of the Bus Stations or Railway station in Dar es Salaam. Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Extra Fee: €250 Non-refundable participation fee to be paid on arrival day.  Participation fee does not cover medical/health services, cost of relevant Visas or permits, local transport to the project, drop off, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However it does cover the cost of airport pick up on arrival, coorientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the program. The fee also contributes to the running cost of program activities before, during and after the program.


W4U-MTV-01RUSSIAKIDSHappy Baby Club120 EuroAdulti1 / 6 / 201631 / 8 / 2016

Happy Baby Club

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 8 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Baby Club is a network of development centers for children where the main focus is to help kids from 8 months to 7 years to develop their intelligence. It is a space for playing where employees of Baby Clubs carefully develop the intellect of children and prepare them for future life in the new information era. The most modern techniques are used in the club, they are based on the results of numerous surveys conducted in the XX and XXI centuries on how our brain functions to successfully develop kids on early stages of their lives. WORK DESCRIPTION: Help make children happier; to enjoy the process and help parents understand the individuality of a child. Volunteers will be helping at a children’s international camp in one of the Baby Clubs in the center of Moscow. The main task is to make the day of the baby interesting. There are training notes in the club that could be used to prepare. However, creativity and initiative on the part of the teacher/assistant is always welcomed. All materials necessary for working with kids will be provided. The main responsibilities – games and development activities for children aged 2.5 – 5 years old. No more than 8 people in a group. Maintenance of order in the classroom and ensuring children’s safety are also duties of the volunteers. Volunteers work 5 days per week (from 9 till 14, from 14 till 18 or a full day). ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will stay in a hostel in the center of Moscow and work in the center as well. They will get allowance for food and pocket money each month. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Volunteers will work and stay in the center of Moscow, the capital of Russia. When they arrive, the coordinator of the project will organize a welcoming session/training for the volunteers. They can contact this person anytime they need. All sorts of entertainment could be found in Moscow – from museums and galleries to huge parks to restaurants and night clubs. REQUIREMENTS: Experience in working with children and fluency in English are required. Preferred: Degree in pedagogy, psychology or linguistics. Volunteers will be asked to send in their CV and motivation letter and also if necessary a Skype interview with me organized with them. NOTES: Minimum stay – 1 month. AIRPORT: MOW STATION: Moscow MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SEEDS 044ISLANDARENO,CONSNATURE RESERVE BELOW THE ARCTIC CIRCLE120 Euro200 EURAdulti1 / 6 / 201614 / 6 / 2016

NATURE RESERVE BELOW THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: This project is located on the nature reserve at Hornstrandir which is Iceland s northernmost peninsula, situated in the Westfjords. Our host is a family that runs activities and services in the Old Doctor s House during summer. The main task of the project will be digging a trench for water mains and electrical cables. These will be used for a small power plant that the host has recently received permission to build on the premises. The trench has to be manually made because no machines are allowed in the nature reserve. The total length of the trench will be about one kilometre. This project was started last year with the help of SEEDS volunteers. The volunteers will also help to build a small shed (6m2) and a small dam for water intake.The weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable so be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and bring warm clothing. The place is only accessible by boat, so volunteers will travel by boat from Bolungarvik.The work in this camp is very physically demanding. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: SEEDS volunteers will sleep in beds in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house is well heated, and has a shower and a well equipped kitchen. The electricity is limited but enough to charge cameras and other small electronics. There is no internet and phone connection is very limited. There is a landline available through which volunteers families can reach the volunteers. Volunteers will receive prepared food during the camp. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Hornstrandir is on the farthest point in the northwest of Iceland, to the north of the Jokulfiroir and to the northwest of Drangajokull. Hornstrandir is close to the Arctic Circle and on a clear day the snowy mountains of Greenland are visible. No one lives in Hornstrandir throughout winter after social changes resulted in the abandonment of all farms during World War II and in the post-war period. Hesteyri is a small village of ten houses in Jokulfiroir (e. glacier fjords) which was abandoned in 1952. Farther into the fjord, there are the ruins of an old whaling station which was built by Norwegians in 1897. Hesteyri is a popular starting and ending place for hikers but Hornstrandir is an increasingly popular hiking place. The area is also popular for blueberry and crowberry picking. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should be motivated to experience life in a very isolated part of Iceland. Available free time activities in the area include hikes and excursions. The Old Doctor s house has a good atmosphere, with card games and live music as common evening activities. Musical volunteers should bring their music instruments with them. The host will make a barbeque pit for the farewell party. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest international Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

DWC-NICE-01-16CINA ENVISustainable Farming and Animal Sanctuary120 Euro300 EuroAdulti1 / 6 / 201630 / 6 / 2016

Sustainable Farming and Animal Sanctuary

PAESE: CINA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 30 / 6 / 2016

Project Needs:

Growing population and increasing demand for food has led to industrial farming practices, which are detrimental to both the environment and to our health.  Sustainable farming is the way forward as it takes into consideration of our health, the environment, local communities and animal welfare.  It produces food in a way that allows for ecological balance and maintenance of biodiversity. 


Plants, animals and humans are all part of nature and we rely on each other to survive.  Climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation, depletion of resources and extinction of species are devastating results of our exploitation of nature.  Rethinking our role in nature and our footprint on this planet is key to the survival of future generations.   


Project Aims:

Provide a unique experiential learning opportunity to enrich knowledge of sustainable farming and animal care 

Increase awareness of the negative impact of industrial farming on our health and on the environment 

Encourage volunteers to engage with nature, physically, mentally and spiritually

Cultivate a sustainable and harmonious co-existence with plants, animals and all others members of our ‘earth community’ 

Spread the principles of environmental sustainability and raise active citizenship committed with a fairer society

Inspire future changemakers who are impactful towards sustainable farming and animal care issues (Changemakers are individuals who gain skills and resources they need to collaborate on solving complex social problems)

Source: http://www.changemakers.com/about/changemakers


Meals and Accommodation:

Grocery shopping and meals will be prepared by the workcampers. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be from the farm.  A cooking and cleaning schedule will be arranged at the beginning of the workcamp, and workcampers will take turns with cooking and cleaning chores. 


Simple and basic accommodation is provided in the farm. Beddings are also available. Tents are available for workcampers who wish to camp.  



Work/Activities:

Farming and harvesting herbs, fruits and vegetables

Picking and packaging herbs, fruits and vegetables 

Caring of farm animals (feeding, grooming, exercise, etc.)

Helping with daily operation and general maintenance of the farm 

Participating in discussion on changemaking ideas and examples of sustainable farming and animal care 

Other duties assigned by the farm staff

Identifying Chinese medicinal plants and their healing properties (optional) 

Guided meditation in nature (optional)


Volunteer’s Requirement: 

Know moderate spoken Chinese to communicate with local staff

Have no allergic reaction to animals and love working with animals

A Skype interview might be needed


Local Partner Description:

Grand Windmill Farm is an organic farm and sanctuary for many farm animals such as mules, ponies, pigs, turkeys, rabbits and dogs. This family-run farm was created with a mission to ‘reconnect urban dwellers to nature’ and ‘to promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle’ through their tailored-made activities for people of all ages.  Cradled by lush forests of Wen Bi Shan (文筆山), Grand Windmill Farm is a land of beauty and serenity where nature, animals and people all come together in harmony.

Age: 21+


CYA1617CAMBOGIAENVITrapaingSangke Fishing and Eco-Tourism Center120 Euro220 USDAdulti2 / 6 / 201614 / 6 / 2016

TrapaingSangke Fishing and Eco-Tourism Center

PAESE: CAMBOGIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 6 / 2016

at TrapaingSangke, we are working to transform a local fishing community to become an eco-tourism site by helping them making bridges for tourist to explore the area inside mangrove forest, planting mangroves to protect the sea level rise for the villages and saving fish in the fish production season, teaching basic English for local children, and participate with local people in collecting and planting mangroves seeds. In 2016, CYA is planning to establish CYA English classroom for the community to provide a free English course for kids. CYA planned to create a space where tourists can enjoy the beautiful sunset inside the mangrove forest.

What volunteers will do?

Education:

- Teaching children English and arts to local children

- Organizing hygiene and sanitation classes.

Physical Work:

- Building the bridge

- Building ew classroom

- Planting and seedling mangrove, and

- Constructing the space for sunset

SEEDS 045.ISLANDARENO,ENVI,CONSTHE HIGHLANDS NORTH OF VATNAJEKULL GLACIER120 Euro200 EURAdulti2 / 6 / 201616 / 6 / 2016

THE HIGHLANDS NORTH OF VATNAJEKULL GLACIER

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: SEEDS Volunteers will have the chance to work for the sixth year in a row in this special project based in the highlands, east of Lake Mivatn and north of the Vatnajokull glacier. The area has been inhabited since the early times of the settlement. As small-scale farming has become more difficult in recent times, some of the locals have decided to combine the farm-work with the new tourism services. Our host family, descendants of farmers from the area, who are developing new opportunities for work in the remote area. They live and work there, running diverse facilities and offering services for visitors.Hundreds of years of farming work have taken its toll in the pristine landscape. Volunteers will support local farms in removing elements and machinery (e.g. old tires, old corrugated iron, fences, etc.) that has been left unattended and needs to be removed in order to restore the natural and historical heritage of the region.Volunteers will also help repairing an old turf building, restoring it to its previous form and making it look similar to the several other turf buildings in the surroundings. Additional work will be turfing, fixing and maintaining walking paths and making a new trail.Please note that the work in this camp can be very physically demanding (such as turfing) and volunteers need to be in good shape and ready to work hard. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be lodged in a house in one of the farms, sleeping in shared rooms in beds, please bring a sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food ingredients and be in charge of cooking and cleaning activities. Equipped kitchen and washing machine are available. Please do not forget some traditional food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The work camp is located in the highlands of Iceland, in the highest inhabited place in the country at 469 meters above sea level. The location is in the North-eastern part of the country and in the vicinity of the largest national park in Europe - Vatnajokull National Park.Mount Heroubreio, the queen of Icelandic mountains is located in the area. It is situated in the east side of the Odaoahraun desert and close to Askja volcano. The desert is a large lava field originating from eruptions of volcanoes in the area. Due to the mountain s steep and unstable sides, the first ascent was in 1908 despite centuries of knowledge of its existence. Near the mountain lies an oasis with a campground and hiking trails. The region of the Vatnajokull National Park is unique; one can find glaciers, volcanic activity, glacier bursts, eruptions and geothermal heat plus an extremely rare landscape.The area is now around 12.000 Km2 and is expected to be expanded within the next years. Under the ice-cap, the glacier hides seven volcanoes and most of them are active. Vatnajokull covers about 8 of the country, and is about 1000 m thick at its thickest point. This work camp takes place in a very remote place, located in a natural area of extreme beauty. Outdoor free time activities, for instance hikes, will be arranged for SEEDS volunteers. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee is EUR 200 (Euros).Please note that the fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Please bring warm clothes as the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable.Bring comfortable clothes to work in, good overcoats and outdoor wear as well as good shoes or boots. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

CONCF-241FRANCIARENOVERCORS NATURAL PARK – Escape to the Vercors120 EuroAdulti3 / 6 / 201624 / 6 / 2016

VERCORS NATURAL PARK – Escape to the Vercors

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: In partnership with the Natural Park of Vercors, Concordia organises workcamps in the communities of the territory since several years. Saint ­Nazaire en Royans is a small medieval village, with narrow streets and the ruins of an old castle and its walls. Come and discover the Vercors park, its exceptional natural landscapes, its history and its heritage by participating to the renovation of a small chapel in the heights of the village... WORK DESCRIPTION: This little chapel has suffered from the effects of time and needs to be entirely renovated on the outside as well as in the inside. After having taken off the cement coating from all the frontage walls, you will restore it with lime mortar which will give a new life to the building. On the inside, we will also take off the mortar in order to sanitize the building and prepare a new layer of coating. As for the roof, you will clean up the vegetation that has grown (foam, ivy...). Depending on the progress of the works, an activity of cleaning a hiking path nearby will also be proposed, in connection with a representative of the park. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be accommodated in tents in the municipal camping. Bring your sleeping bag. Toilets, showers and the common living space are included in the infrastructures of the camping. You will also be able to find shelter there in case of bad weather. As for the kitchen and the meals, a marquee will be installed, providing all the necessary facilities (fridge, gas cooker, kitchen equipment...). You will participate to the preparation of meals in turns, using products that will be bought nearby. We'll favour the local products and the short supply circuits. Tastings of local specialities may also be organised with local producers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The village of Saint ­Nazaire en Royans is located in the Drôme county, between the cities of Valence (35 km) et Grenoble (65 km). It is one of the 85 communities located in the perimeter of the Natural Park of Vercors that expands onto 186 000 hectares. In the space around, you can visit the aqueduct that offers an exceptional panorama of the Vercors and Royans. You can also discover the cave of Thaïs, where traces of the prehistoric human of Cro­Magnon have been found. And for an original view of the local fauna and flora, why don't you embark in the boat that sails peacefully on the Bourne river… As for the amateurs of hiking, you will be able to follow your passion thanks to the several signed pathways of the park! REQUIREMENTS: For working in the camp, remember to bring suitable gloves as well as clothes and shoes that you do not mind dirtying. In the mountains the nights may be cool. Remember to bring a warm sleeping bag and warm polar-type clothes. Do not forget the sun protection as well (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen). The common life activities will be programmed together with our animators and according to your wishes! If you would like to share a bit of your culture, (cooking recipes, traditional stories, special objects) do not hesitate to bring a piece of your country in your backpack! Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country. NOTES: Meeting point: Saint­ Hilaire-­Saint­ Nazaire train station. You can reach it from the train station of Valence-Ville, on the line getting to Annecy. Closest airport: Lyon or Paris AIRPORT: LYS STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

OH-C05GERMANIACONS,SOCISupport of Technical Leading of Workcamps120 EuroAdulti3 / 6 / 20168 / 10 / 2016

Support of Technical Leading of Workcamps

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 10 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world and which are willing to take over responsibility. For young and older people more interested in the technical side of the works than in the organisation of the social life Open Houses offers the possibility to support the technical leading of Workcamps and Building Weeks in the framework of Mid Term Volunteering. This could be an interesting task for skilled craftsmen, for those which have own manual experiences or for those which want to train their organisational skills. The leading of the technical side of the Workcamps lies in the hands of one of Open Houses' technical leaders. The volunteer which supports him can overtake a part of the technical leaders' responsibility. Depending on the wishes, the skills and the experience of the volunteer this can be the organisation of the schedule of the working day, the responsibility for tools and material, the leading of a smaller group of volunteers or more special tasks. For students of architecture, building engineering and similar fields this kind of voluntary service can be recognized as internship for their studies. Open Houses will offer the necessary certificates. Because of the big variety of the individual curricula and experiences Open Houses will create for every volunteer an individual plan of the voluntary service, including introduction, supervision and evaluation. Per every week the volunteer supports the technical leader s/he receives 50 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation and can take part in all cultural activities and excursions of the camps. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Depending on the camp place. Please, have a look in the camp place descriptions. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-C01GERMANIASOCICamp Leading120 EuroAdulti3 / 6 / 20168 / 10 / 2016

Camp Leading

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 10 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: The social camp leader has to be able to work independently as well as in a team. Since most of the camps are organised by several camp leaders (one or two social and one or more technical leaders) it is necessary to agree upon several issues in a team. All in all, leading a camp means a lot of work and empathy as well as a lot of fun. Open Houses gives the camp leaders the opportunity to be creative and to take over responsibility for their own work. Of course, they will not be left alone in their role. Before getting active as a camp leader s/he will take part in one camp as a volunteer, parallel will be time for the introduction as camp leader. It will be a good experience to be an “ordinary participant” for one or two weeks and to get to know the camp leader's tasks from the participants' point of view. After experiencing the atmosphere of the first camp and after Open Houses and the potential camp leader have gotten to know each other better, Open Houses will decide if s/he will be able to lead camps or not or if s/he would need an additional introduction time. During the summer season Open Houses organises a lot of Workcamps in different places in Germany. Depending on the camp leader's interests and abilities Open Houses and the potential camp leader will decide together where s/he will lead camps. In general, Open Houses offers two possibilities: The volunteers can lead several successive camps in one place (at Lohra Castle, partly also at Klein Dammerow Manor) or can lead different camps at various places. For each real camp leading week the volunteer gets 50 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation. The camp leader will receive the pocket money after the camp, when all the camp documents will be checked by the office staff and everything will be fine. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Depending on the camp place. Please have a look at the camp place descriptions. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world, which are willing to take over a big responsibility and who look forward to a great summer in Germany. The camp leader's role lies in building a bridge between the participants of the Workcamp, the organisation as well as the technical leaders who guide the practical part of the camp. S/he supports the group of volunteers from a social and intercultural point of view. Open Houses is looking for people who are highly motivated and responsible, open minded and which already have some experiences in handling with other people. They should be able to speak English fluently and basics of German. The main tasks are to organise the social life for all volunteers during the camp period. The leader will welcome the volunteers and make them familiar with the camp site. S/he will prepare the daily schedule, indicating the working and eating times including breaks and will furthermore be responsible for organising the cleaning and cooking teams, alternating within the group. The camp leader will buy the food for the volunteers, having an eye on the everyday changing cooking teams with their individual dishes. Additionally, s/he organises leisure activities after the working days and is welcome to prepare campfires, barbecues, games or other group activities. For the weekends the camp leader should be ready to plan little trips to bigger cities or other activities. A camp leader has rarely time for personal things during the Workcamp. S/he is always the person in charge of everything and contact person in any questions and needs of the volunteers. This should be clear to all applicants. It is also important that the social leader stays in close contact to the technical leaders, who are organising the working groups and know which work has to be done. It is helpful to support the technical leaders by taking over the responsibility for a working group, if there are no other works to be done for the social leader. At some camps, especially in environmental camps, it can happen that the functions of social and technical leaders are running more together. So it is good to be prepared also to organise a little bit the working part. The social leader is also responsible for managing the deduction and finances of the camp and to take care of the documentation – writing down what has been done, taking pictures and leading the evaluation of the camp. It is important to do this documentation with a certain care, so that the social leader which will lead the following camp will know what happened in the past and doesn’t need to look for the same information or to do the same mistake a second time. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter, ver good level of English, Basics of German NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-C06GERMANIACONS,SOCISupport of Technical Leading of Workcamps120 EuroAdulti3 / 6 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Support of Technical Leading of Workcamps

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world and which are willing to take over responsibility. For young and older people more interested in the technical side of the works than in the organisation of the social life Open Houses offers the possibility to support the technical leading of Workcamps and Building Weeks in the framework of Mid Term Volunteering. This could be an interesting task for skilled craftsmen, for those which have own manual experiences or for those which want to train their organisational skills. The leading of the technical side of the Workcamps lies in the hands of one of Open Houses' technical leaders. The volunteer which supports him can overtake a part of the technical leaders' responsibility. Depending on the wishes, the skills and the experience of the volunteer this can be the organisation of the schedule of the working day, the responsibility for tools and material, the leading of a smaller group of volunteers or more special tasks. For students of architecture, building engineering and similar fields this kind of voluntary service can be recognized as internship for their studies. Open Houses will offer the necessary certificates. Because of the big variety of the individual curricula and experiences Open Houses will create for every volunteer an individual plan of the voluntary service, including introduction, supervision and evaluation. Per every week the volunteer supports the technical leader s/he receives 50 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation and can take part in all cultural activities and excursions of the camps. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Depending on the camp place. Please, have a look in the camp place descriptions. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-C02GERMANIASOCICamp Leading120 EuroAdulti3 / 6 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Camp Leading

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: The social camp leader has to be able to work independently as well as in a team. Since most of the camps are organised by several camp leaders (one or two social and one or more technical leaders) it is necessary to agree upon several issues in a team. All in all, leading a camp means a lot of work and empathy as well as a lot of fun. Open Houses gives the camp leaders the opportunity to be creative and to take over responsibility for their own work. Of course, they will not be left alone in their role. Before getting active as a camp leader s/he will take part in one camp as a volunteer, parallel will be time for the introduction as camp leader. It will be a good experience to be an “ordinary participant” for one or two weeks and to get to know the camp leader's tasks from the participants' point of view. After experiencing the atmosphere of the first camp and after Open Houses and the potential camp leader have gotten to know each other better, Open Houses will decide if s/he will be able to lead camps or not or if s/he would need an additional introduction time. During the summer season Open Houses organises a lot of Workcamps in different places in Germany. Depending on the camp leader's interests and abilities Open Houses and the potential camp leader will decide together where s/he will lead camps. In general, Open Houses offers two possibilities: The volunteers can lead several successive camps in one place (at Lohra Castle, partly also at Klein Dammerow Manor) or can lead different camps at various places. For each real camp leading week the volunteer gets 50 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation. The camp leader will receive the pocket money after the camp, when all the camp documents will be checked by the office staff and everything will be fine. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Depending on the camp place. Please have a look at the camp place descriptions. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world, which are willing to take over a big responsibility and who look forward to a great summer in Germany. The camp leader's role lies in building a bridge between the participants of the Workcamp, the organisation as well as the technical leaders who guide the practical part of the camp. S/he supports the group of volunteers from a social and intercultural point of view. Open Houses is looking for people who are highly motivated and responsible, open minded and which already have some experiences in handling with other people. They should be able to speak English fluently and basics of German. The main tasks are to organise the social life for all volunteers during the camp period. The leader will welcome the volunteers and make them familiar with the camp site. S/he will prepare the daily schedule, indicating the working and eating times including breaks and will furthermore be responsible for organising the cleaning and cooking teams, alternating within the group. The camp leader will buy the food for the volunteers, having an eye on the everyday changing cooking teams with their individual dishes. Additionally, s/he organises leisure activities after the working days and is welcome to prepare campfires, barbecues, games or other group activities. For the weekends the camp leader should be ready to plan little trips to bigger cities or other activities. A camp leader has rarely time for personal things during the Workcamp. S/he is always the person in charge of everything and contact person in any questions and needs of the volunteers. This should be clear to all applicants. It is also important that the social leader stays in close contact to the technical leaders, who are organising the working groups and know which work has to be done. It is helpful to support the technical leaders by taking over the responsibility for a working group, if there are no other works to be done for the social leader. At some camps, especially in environmental camps, it can happen that the functions of social and technical leaders are running more together. So it is good to be prepared also to organise a little bit the working part. The social leader is also responsible for managing the deduction and finances of the camp and to take care of the documentation – writing down what has been done, taking pictures and leading the evaluation of the camp. It is important to do this documentation with a certain care, so that the social leader which will lead the following camp will know what happened in the past and doesn’t need to look for the same information or to do the same mistake a second time. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter, very good level of English, Basics of German NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

KVDA/STV/06AKENYAMANU, EDUGideon Mosi Primary School120 Euro300 EURAdulti4 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

Gideon Mosi Primary School

PAESE: KENYA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

Project overview

The Taita hills rise from the Southeastern Nyika Plateau. They are ancient fault-block formation stretching south to Malawi through Eastern and Southern Tanzania. They sit almost cheek-by-jowl with one of the region’s recent volcanic ranges, the Chyulu Hills. The project is situated on the foot of the Sagalla Hills in Taita Taveta district in coastal part of Kenya. It is approximately 7-8 hours’ drive from NairobiSagalla is remembered to be a home of the first missionaries in the early 1900 and these is evident with one of the first churches in Kenya still standing strong.

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit

PROJECT Activities

Gideon Mosi Primary School is a relatively new institution was founded in 1990 and it has rapidly expanded to accommodate 293 boys and girls from class 1-8. The 8 Teachers at the Gideon Mosi Primary School are employed by the Teachers Service commission and they are qualified to teach all rounds from class 1-8. In cases where the teaching staff is not adequate, the Parents and Teachers Association employs teachers for a short duration of time to help bridge the obtaining gap.

TYPE OF WORKCAMP: CHILDREN and RENOVATION

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.

Manual work and Intercultural activities: 

  • School renovation,
  • Teaching Primary School pupils
  • Awareness campaign on Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Home visits
  • Cultural days for various nationalities
  • Topical discussion on the project theme together with the local people

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community

What to carry?

This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others

DONATION AND GIFTS:

These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

THEME: HUMAN AND WILDLIFE CONFLICT THE BANE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This phenomenon of human beings and wildlife conflict is very controversial and has attracted the attention of all and sundry. The scenario is prompted by the proximity of the local community to the Tsavo National Park that is the home to wildlife and this directly plays into the hands of the local community members who are forced by the circumstances to learn to live with the situation and the attendant challenges.

 

Working with community groups on poverty reduction and sustainable development will involve the active involvement in projects that are geared towards youth and women empowerment activities, HIV/AIDS awareness, provision of infrastructure in learning institutions. Poverty is a major issue in the local community and is directly linked to the spread of HIV/AIDS because poverty drives HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS drives poverty. This highlights the need for a multifaceted response to both problems, but particularly to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Both these problems disproportionately affect women and youth.  The goal is to try and enable the local members address community issues, thus enhancing the economic and social empowerment of women and youth for poverty reduction in Gideon Mosi, and linking this with activities to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. These activities will also help strengthen rural community and their local economies. In the process being able to improve access to quality education for school children

The volunteers will be required to join hands together with community members in addressing the theme of the camp in order to empower the community to coming up with a more pro-active way of enhancing the academic development of community children.

Orientation: Will be done on 4th June 2016 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 5th June 2016

Airport pick-up services: This will be done subject to provision of full flight details. The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Volunteers will stay at KVDA Residence in Nairobi at a fee

Participation FEES

The project participation fees that is all-inclusive for the three weeks work camp is Euro 300

INSURANCE: KVDA does not provide insurance and volunteers should obtain travel insurance cover. It is a good idea to get medicine you are used to from your home country and seek advice from your personal doctor.

WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION FEES COVER?

Project preparation cycle, return transfer from the airport and the project, KVDA administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring

WHAT IS NOT COVERED?

Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects, needs and wants.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

ACCOMMODATION

The volunteers stay in School classrooms in very basic conditions where there are no beds and electricity. KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended. There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge the electric appliances at the nearest market center.

LANGUAGE: English is the language of the work camp. There will be a possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages as cultural diversity is a major component in international service

FSL WC-595INDIAENVIThe Himalayan Beauty120 Euro18000 INRAdulti4 / 6 / 201624 / 6 / 2016

The Himalayan Beauty

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 6 / 2016

Valleys of the Himalayas - This small paradise on earth is home to the His Holiness Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhaulathar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.

The Camp:

The project is for providing sanitation and safety wall facilities to the schools and the community and a clean environment for the community which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management system, watershed management systems and also to create awareness on the Tibetan migrant and their culture.

FSL India is conducting regular camps all through the year for the last 9 yrs with the purpose of bringing a sustainable model in the hilly terrain with the partnership of the School management Committee, waste warriors,Tibetan Welfare Office and the Local municipal..

Activities:

•Promote Eco friendly practices

 •In the first two weeks of this work camp, the volunteers will work on Construction of Toilet and school walls, wall painting, educational drawing , teaching basic English and Mathematics

•Cleanup activities in the waterfalls, creating awareness to the community and tourist to support responsible tourism , Health and Hygiene awareness, tree plantation to avoid landslides, Pond and tank cleaning

Leisure activities:

Visit various Tibetan institutes to understand the migrant issue and how the Government is taking care of the migrants.

Interact with monks and the local community to understand the culture.

On the third week of the camp volunteers will take part in a four-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund.

Location:

McLeod  Ganj  is  in  Kangra  district  which  is  upper  part  of   Dharamshala.

Dharamshala is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kilometers from Delhi.

Transport;

Nearest Airport - Delhi international airport. Nearest Railway station-Pathankot

Bus from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India. The exact Meeting Point will be mentioned in the info sheet.

Accommodation: In a rented Guest house or Hostel, with shared rooms.

Extra fee: 18000,00 Indian Rupees

AYA 1RUSSIAENVI,CONSLAKELAND. DREAMLAND120 EuroRUBAdulti4 / 6 / 201613 / 6 / 2016

LAKELAND. DREAMLAND

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 13 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The project is organised in the National park Smolensk Lakeland . Numerous picturesque lakes (35) gave the park its name. Since 2002 this area has been included into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves within the framework of UNESCO Program on Man and Biosphere (MAB). Smolensk Lakeland is a member of the European Association of National and Nature Parks (EUROPARK). Since1999 it is in the List of Key Ornithological Territories of International Importance. http://www.poozerie.ru/en/home/ WORK DESCRIPTION: Helping the staff of the park in setting up wooden boards along the ecotrail, installation of wooden banners with information about the park. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Guesthouse building. 3-4 people in a room. Showers and sauna. Camp cook will provide meals 3 times a day. Volunteers will help with the dishes. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The camp will be based 120 km from Smolensk on the territory of National park.There are different types of activities for free time, such as hiking, water canoeing, fishing, there is also a bike rental. REQUIREMENTS: Please bring working clothes, mosquito repellents, swimming suit, warm clothes, and clothes for sunny days. NOTES: AIRPORT: SVO STATION: Smolensk MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

YS 01LETTONIASOCI,KIDSYOUTH FOR SMILE120 EuroAdulti4 / 6 / 201618 / 6 / 2016

YOUTH FOR SMILE

PAESE: LETTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will help to organise outdoor activities for social disadvantaged children in Vecumnieki municipality. In the first days of work camp participants will have preparation training for outdoor activities with children, for example, orientation, tourism sport, low and high ropes, non-formal education methods for team building, conflict management. Volunteers will assist in integration and consolidation activities for children in age 7 till 15. These activities will be organised in different villages in Vecumnieki municipality (Stelpe, Barbele, Vecumnieki, Misa, Skaistkalne and Valle).We made ecological garden. Volunteers will help as well in gardening work. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Living conditions are very basic. The volunteers are accommodated in the tents. Toilets and washing facilities are provided. Cooking is done by volunteers themselves on camp fire. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Work camp will be organized at Vecumnieki municipality. The Vecumnieki municipality borders with Iecava, Bauska, Nereta, and 310;egums, Baldone and Jaunjelgava municipalities and the Republic of Lithuania. The municipal territory consists of Kurmene, Valle, B257;rbele, Skaistkalne, Stelpe and Vecumnieki parishes. The administrative centre of the municipality is Vecumnieki, located 50 km from R299;ga and 30 km from Bauska.During work camp we will have possibilities as well to visit different cultural and historical places. Volunteers will have possibilities to organise intercultural events etc. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: - AIRPORT: RSC STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

SDA 201REPUBBLICA CECARENOMOUNTAIN CHALET PRASIVA120 EuroAdulti4 / 6 / 201618 / 6 / 2016

MOUNTAIN CHALET PRASIVA

PAESE: REPUBBLICA CECA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The wokcamp takes place in the Beskydy mountains in cooperation with the local branch of the Czech Tourist Club and the Fans of Chalet Prasiva. In spring 2015 they started to renovate a mountain chalet which had not been maintained for decades. The chalet is an architectural masterpiece and the oldest Czech mountain chalet in Beskydy. Sports and cultural events for families are held here and the place is popular for day hiking trips. The chalet is owned by an NGO (Czech Tourist Club) that rents it to a private operator of a restaurant and accommodation for hikers. Until now more than 100 volunteers have taken part in the reconstruction but there s still a lot to do so we decided to invite volunteers from abroad. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the next stage of renovations.The workcamp is suitable for volunteers who like nature and mountains. Because the chalet is wooden, strict smoking ban applies there and in its vicinity. WORK DESCRIPTION: Work will be manual and sometimes physically demanding. The activities will include: paining, construction of the fence, reclamation of a garden surrounding the chalet, building of a wooden shelter, reparation of a historical observation tower that is part of the chalet, construction of a new natural playground etc. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the chalet, on beds in a common dormitory (recently reconstructed). Please bring your own sleeping bags There is one shower, a bath and toilets. Meals will be provided. You can cook your own national dishes once or twice a week. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The chalet Prasiva (www.ChataPrasiva.cz) is situated on the mountain of the same name Prasiva (706 meters) in the Beskydy mountain rage. It belongs to the municipality of Vysni Lhoty. A bigger town nearby is Fridek-Mistek.Study part: Natural and historical sights of the region, excursions, travelogues, evenings with music by a campfire, meeting with local people during a legendary pilgrimage that takes place on the mountain (the goal of the pilgrimage is a historical wooden church of St Anthony), etc.Leisure time: Trips to the mountains and countryside, bathing in the river, visiting castles and museums (e.g. technical museum of car factory Tatra). REQUIREMENTS: / NOTES: AIRPORT: PRG STATION: Vysni Lhoty MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

MS13DANIMARCARENO,MANU,SPORRenovate, create and build games at Gerlev Play Park120 EuroAdulti4 / 6 / 201624 / 6 / 2016

Renovate, create and build games at Gerlev Play Park

PAESE: DANIMARCA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Gerlev Play Park is a part of Gerlev Sports Folk High School and a unique place for traditional games and plays. In Gerlev Play Park our guests can try more than 140 different games from the past. Gerlev Play Park is the only place in Scandinavia which has gathered games from the past and is presenting them in an active way. You can experience the game culture of the Viking Age, Middle Age and Industrial Age. The different game areas cover an area of 3 football fields. We also have a small café and our own workshop. The Play Park has existed since 1999 and we still try to find more games from the past – we look forward to hear about and try some traditionally games from your country. You can visit our webpage: http://www.gerlevlegepark.dk/ Or the webpage of Gerlev Sports Folk High School: www.gerlev.dk - But it is in Danish, unfortunately! WORK DESCRIPTION: You will be part of the daily work in Gerlev Play Park. We have many old, traditional games made of tree, which we need to recover. We have a lot of green areas, which you will be helping us to keep nice and ready to play. You will be part of building new facilities to the Play Park “Outdoor learning areas” and painting some of the buildings in Gerlev Play Park. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be accommodated in the Gerlev Play Park building. You will sleep together with the other 16 participants in one big room. You will have breakfast, lunch and dinner at Gerlev Sports Folk High School, which is 200 meters from Gerlev Play Park. Bathrooms, toilets and washing machine are also at Gerlev Sports Folk High School. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Gerlev Play Park is located 1 hour from Copenhagen, on the Western part of Zealand. Besides the work, we will of course have time to use Gerlev Play Park game facilities and Gerlev Sports Folk High School swimming pool, sauna, big gym, spring gym and participate in cultural events in the local area and do smaller trips to the sea. REQUIREMENTS: A motivational letter is required. It is preferable if you have some kind of practical skills, since you are to build, paint, etc. Please indicate in your motivational letter, whether you have any experience or skills in manual work, since this is required/will be given priority to participate in this Work Camp. NOTES: Look at the Youtube film from the volunteers from 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOvWaLGswYo All work will be outdoor, so you have to like to be outdoor in all kind of weather, and to work with your hands in the field. English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best! AIRPORT: CPH STATION: Slagelse Station Tickets: You can search for train and bus time schedules here: www.rejseplanen.dk You can book regional train tickets here: http://www.dsb.dk/en/#open MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

NICE-16-039SRI LANKAENVIAana S2120 Euro245 USDAdulti4 / 6 / 201617 / 6 / 2016

Aana S2

PAESE: SRI LANKA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (first time in this place!). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Aanamaduwa is a poor and a rural village. To commemorate the World Environmental Day on June 05th, we are planning to launch some tree planting, awareness rising and cleaning programs with villagers and youths since environmental issue is important anywhere in the world including Sri Lanka! WORK DESCRIPTION: We will join with local community to replant trees, make awareness campaigns, do cleaning activities as well as sharing experiences with local communities. We will also participate in the events organized by the local administration authorities too. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Village house. Meals will be cooked by the host family and a pillow with a case and coverlet will be provided while you still need to bring a sheet. LOCATION AND LEISURE: 40km from Chilaw that is the nerest city and one of the main fishing harbors. 120 km from Colombo. Colombo - You need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of the day before the first day and can leave there after the midnight of the last day. 5 hours by bus to the site. Other activities: Visit ancient cities, monuments, fishing harbor and lagoon, etc. Study theme: Environment problems and how to face them with administration authorities and communities REQUIREMENTS: High motivation to work and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! NOTES: 245 USD to be paid on your arrivals. One week participants should pay 175 USD. 225 USD for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps or is from less expensive countries. Language: English (Sri Lankan is also welcomed!) Other remark: One week participantion is possible only in 06/04-06/10. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for one week. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Special project with the Global Environment Day of June 5th! We will join the local community to replant trees as well as various local events:)

VINWC16-09NEPALENVIUrban Garden Project120 Euro230 EURAdulti5 / 6 / 201617 / 6 / 2016

Urban Garden Project

PAESE: NEPAL
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 5 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 6 / 2016

Background/Project:  A park is a beautiful thing, which entertains us if we visit there. A public park is necessary in a city like Kathmandu because people come to take fresh air from the crowded and smokeful area. In Kathmandu, the houses stand side by side. There is not enough open space in many houses. The alleys are very narrow. People want free air and light.

People in this fast-paced city life often prefer outdoor recreational pursuits during weekends and holidays. But, what if the visit to parks and other recreational spots becomes an unpleasant experience?

Such is the condition of the famous parks in Kathmandu as they are now in dilapidated condition, which are barely luring the townies. 

The sorry state of affairs persists as the authority concerned — the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has not been able to look after such sites due to the lack of proper mechanism and manpower. 

For the people of Kathmandu, green and well-maintained parks where families can spend quality time together on holidays have always been a distant dream.

It is not that there aren´t parks in the capital at all. The city boasts of spacious parks like Ratna Park, Balaju Park, Tribhuwan Park, Gagadol Park and Sankha Park etc. But, those parks and others are in a sorry state.

Families prefer not to visit the parks as they are usually littered with wastes and have turned into hangouts for drifters. Most of the parks in the capital lack basic facilities like toilets and water taps. Even those that have toilets such facilities have been left to fall apart in want of upkeep.

Now days, the parks are being polluted. People visit the place, throw papers, break flowers and destroy the beauty. In some parks, mazes are burnt and sold but they throw jackets of maize and cobs. The husks of fruits are thrown here and there. 


Objectives:  

Educate the people to make them more responsible with nature. 

Educate the people regarding the property like public parks/garden: don’t throw rubbish everywhere, save plants (Garden means plants, plants mean water and water means life). 

Collect the rubbish and clean the park. 

Plant and care the trees and flowers. 

Develop a green collect point to collect all bio-degradable rubbishes and make bio compost to use for the plants in the park.

Work / Activities: 

Develop different materials like poster, placard and other materials and provide education to the people about the parks. 

Collect the rubbish and clean the park, paint and decorate it.  

Plant and care the trees and flowers.

Help develop bio compost in the park and use it for the plants.

Placement Support Process: Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family.  The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Then actual workcamp starts on from the third day. You will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you on a half day sight-seeing tour to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.


Location: Kathmandu valley

Accommodation:  The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  There will be 2-4 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. 

Language: Basic English should be spoken among participants

Participation Fee: The participation fee 230 Euros is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer. 

The Participation Fee Covers:

Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day

Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site

A half day guided sight-seeing for the world heritage site of Kathmandu

Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support

Local volunteer support cost

VIN T-shirt and certificate of participation

24 hours emergency support

VIN admin cost 

What’s Excluded? 

Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel, food and weekend activities expenses etc


Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.  

If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that. You also can come VIN office, Balaju on the first day at the latest 12.00 midday. 

Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu


Leisure Activities: VIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions.  

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)


EGY04UNGHERIAAGRIECOGARDEN120 Euro50 EURAdulti5 / 6 / 201626 / 6 / 2016

ECOGARDEN

PAESE: UNGHERIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 5 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 26 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The camp is hosted by a local informal group, Ekohalo (EcoNet) whose aim is to promote eco-agriculture among young people. The volunteers will work in a garden where they ve just started to grow vegetables and fruits. The garden will function as an educational field as well. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will work in the garden, creating appropriate circumstances for the permanent functioning of the garden. They will prepare the seed beds, make DIY solars and build an outdoor cooking place where the workshops can take place later on. They will also support the owners to pick cherries. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be hosted by local people, 4 of them will stay in the house of the workcamp coordinator who is the owner of the garden as well and 2 of them will be accommodated at the volunteers places. Food will be provided by the hosts. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Szada is a small village in the outskirt of Budapest. Veresegyhaz and Godoll337; are also in the neighborhoods which provide many freetime activities: touristic paths, lakes, museums, bear farm, renovated castle etc. REQUIREMENTS: The school prefers volunteers with creative skills and handcraft knowledge. As the activity includes work with different handtools (drill, screwdriver), volunteers with previous experience are also very welcome, however it s not required. NOTES: AIRPORT: BUD STATION: Szada bus station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

CJ-2016-01CANADARENO,CULTSir J. A. Macdonalds summer residence120 EuroAdulti5 / 6 / 201619 / 6 / 2016

Sir J. A. Macdonalds summer residence

PAESE: CANADA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 5 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 19 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The non-profit « The Canadian Heritage of Quebec » was one of the first organizations in Canada to work to preserve architectural heritage Quebec. It was founded in 1956. Today its mission is the conservation on heritage buildings and sites of historical or natural importance in the province of Québec. They own many historical site among witch is the summer house of Sir. John A. Macdonalds, the first Prime minister of Canada and a founding father of the country. WORK DESCRIPTION: The project is to restore and embellish a historical house in preparation for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian confederation, in 2017. Supervised by an expert in architectural heritage and an expert in natural heritage, the volunteers will restore a balcony, renovate a room of the house and recreate, according to historical archives, a flower garden. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will stay at the summer house itself which also serves as an inn, food will be prepared by the group in the small kitchen. Expect all comforts of a Canadian prime minister… in 1867 (plus electricity and modern technologies). LOCATION AND LEISURE: The workcamp is located about 5km from the town of Rivière-du-Loup, about 400 km from Montréal city. It is located in the Bas-St-Laurent region of Quebec, a somewhat rural area bordering the St-Laurence river. The work camp is located relatively near a National park, expect plenty of outdoors activities. The nearest terminal is Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport (YUL). REQUIREMENTS: An interest for architecture and/or history and a predisposition for precision manual work is required. NOTES: AIRPORT: YUL STATION: Montréal central bus station. MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-W01GERMANIAENVIWorkcamp Lohra Castle120 EuroAdulti5 / 6 / 201618 / 6 / 2016

Workcamp Lohra Castle

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 5 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Lohra Castle is located on the edge of a nature reserve area and surrounded both by beech forests and fruit trees. The site has a stupendous size of ten hectare, most of them green areas for which the volunteers will take care – by cutting and collecting the grass at the meadows and pulling up weeds. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: shared rooms with 2 - 5 beds in 3 guest houses, warm shower (limited hot water), 1 camp kitchen (cold water), coal-burning stoves LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of Lohra Castle begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: Be informed, that the work will take place also on rainy and cold days, so please bring rain jacket, waterproof and strong shoes as well as warm clothes. AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

FSL WC-592INDIAENVIThe Himalayan Beauty120 Euro18000 INRAdulti6 / 6 / 201626 / 6 / 2016

The Himalayan Beauty

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 6 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 26 / 6 / 2016

Valleys of the Himalayas - This small paradise on earth is home to the His Holiness Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhaulathar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.

The Camp:

The project is for providing sanitation and safety wall facilities to the schools and the community and a clean environment for the community which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management system, watershed management systems and also to create awareness on the Tibetan migrant and their culture.

FSL India is conducting regular camps all through the year for the last 9 yrs with the purpose of bringing a sustainable model in the hilly terrain with the partnership of the School management Committee, waste warriors,Tibetan Welfare Office and the Local municipal..

Activities:

•Promote Eco friendly practices

 •In the first two weeks of this work camp, the volunteers will work on Construction of Toilet and school walls, wall painting, educational drawing , teaching basic English and Mathematics

•Cleanup activities in the waterfalls, creating awareness to the community and tourist to support responsible tourism , Health and Hygiene awareness, tree plantation to avoid landslides, Pond and tank cleaning

Leisure activities:

Visit various Tibetan institutes to understand the migrant issue and how the Government is taking care of the migrants.

Interact with monks and the local community to understand the culture.

On the third week of the camp volunteers will take part in a four-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund.

Location:

McLeod  Ganj  is  in  Kangra  district  which  is  upper  part  of   Dharamshala.

Dharamshala is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kilometers from Delhi.

Transport;

Nearest Airport - Delhi international airport. Nearest Railway station-Pathankot

Bus from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India. The exact Meeting Point will be mentioned in the info sheet.

Accommodation: In a rented Guest house or Hostel, with shared rooms.

Extra fee: 18000,00 Indian Rupees

FSL-WC-591INDIAENVI, AGRI, EDUHand in Land120 Euro14000 INRAdulti6 / 6 / 201619 / 6 / 2016

Hand in Land

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 6 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 19 / 6 / 2016

Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). 

The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity and known for its animal and plant species in this region. FSL-India has been involved in developing projects for many years in this region and has now formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers. Invariably this is one of the prime locations for FSL-India to initiate development interventions in partnership with the local NGOs and civil society organisations.


The Camp:

The focus of the camp is providing field based learning knowledge on sustainable agriculture and the impacts, Practicing Yoga and introduce creative learning methods in schools.FSL India will directly implement with the network of Farmers club, Women groups and school management around 20 satellite villages in and around the FSL India training centre

Activities:

•Baseline Survey and Mapping.

•Soil and water conservation, Live hedge fencing, Fruit and forestry plantation.

•Crop cultivation, Composting, Kitchen garden, Medicinal plants cultivation, Nursery management.

•Maintenance and management - After care, Basin making, watering, pruning, protection etc.

•Post-harvest practices - Threshing, cleaning.

•Documentation of  traditional cultivation practices.

•Learn the basics of Yoga and practice everyday

•Teach basic English in school, introduce creative learning through art, music, games etc.

•Promote Health and Hygiene Awareness

• Promote Eco friendly practices


Leisure Activities:

Visit to cultural and religious sites, family visit as part of inter-cultural learning and participate in the cultural programs with local community.


Location:

Kundapur is located at 440 north west of Bangalore in the Arabian sea and 91 north of Mangalore


Transport

Nearest international Airport-Bangalore and Mangalore

The nearest railway station- Kundapur

Bus services available from – Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa

The exact meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet


Accommodation:

In the FSL-India Training Center with shared rooms


Participation Fee: 14000 Indian Rupees

SJVS-1609VIETNAMENV/CUL/SOCISustainable tourism in Mekong delta and intercultural exchange with Dong Thap university’s student120 Euro5000000 VNDAdulti6 / 6 / 201617 / 6 / 2016

Sustainable tourism in Mekong delta and intercultural exchange with Dong Thap university’s student

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 6 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 6 / 2016

Background: A part of South-Western Region of Vietnam, Dong Thap is a province with highly developed agriculture industry. It adjoins Cambodia to the North and 3 other local provinces to the West, East and South. A typical province in Mekong Delta, Dong Thap has a complex system of rivers, channels as well as big lakes and ponds. Taking advantages of its large water body, Dong Thap has developed a very convenient transportation system. And as it is a very agriculture-focused province, Dong Thap produces many valuable types of rice, poultry and seafood. Nowadays, the most popular sceneries are borderless rice fields and peaceful boats floating on the channels.

Enjoying a temperate climate, wide irrigation system, permanent fresh-water source supplied by Tien River and Hau River, and rich river deposit, the agriculture of Dong Thap keeps growing well. At present, Dong Thap is the 3rd largest rice paddy in Vietnam with a planted area of 462,042ha and paddy output of more than 2.8 million tons. Dong Thap is also well known for fruits, specifically as Cao Lanh mango, Lai Vung mandarin, Chau Thanh long an and Phong Hoa grapefruit (fruit-able during the year), etc. which bring about high economic values for gardeners. Within the province, there are various typical orchards having been specialized to produce consistent quality fruits, which aim at building up brand-name and meeting export requirements. In Cao Lanh, almost local people doing farming in the rice fields and gardening.

Work: Collaborate with Cultural and tourism faculty, Environment faculty of Dong Thap university, organize activities to raise awareness of local people about climate change, sustainable tourism in Tram Chim national park, draw a potential tour for cultural tourism in Sa Dec – the hundred years old flower village. Intercultural exchange with local students, teacher and local villagers.

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will stay at the guesthouse with basic conditions. Meals can be provided in the canteen or at local restaurant.

Location: Cao Lanh district, Dong Thap province

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Transportation: Public bus

Remarks: Sleeping bag, raincoat, info materials and pictures of your country, presents, toys and activities materials for the children if you have.

RC-14/16INDIAENVI, KIDSTibetan-Indian Culture120 Euro220 EuroAdulti6 / 6 / 201619 / 6 / 2016

Tibetan-Indian Culture

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 6 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 19 / 6 / 2016

Location:  Dharamshala, is  a small but internationally well known town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  It is 70 km north of  Pathankot city and 15kms from Kangra town.  Dharamshala offers a number of treks to tourists and a good majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains.  Dharamshala is a district head quarter for Kangra district and also happens to be the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama.   Dharamshala offers tourists culture of Tibet and a different experience.   Like any other hilly area, the houses in the area are scattered.   The economy of the Tibetans is on tourism whereas that of local villagers is purely dependent on agriculture.    Project will be held in sub-urban area of Mcleodganj.

Work:  This camp will provide an exposure to local as well as Tibetan culture. The volunteers will come to know of the history of Tibet and how the Tibetans fled Tibet to live in exile at this place.  Inter-cultural learning will  broaden horizons of volunteers on issues concerning environment and livelihood.  Volunteers will also work on  facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children.


Accommodation: Volunteers will live in guest house with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required.  Sleeping bag is required, especially, if you are looking or interested in trekking.

Leisure time:  The volunteers will have opportunity to visit the seat of spiritual leader, the Dalia Lama and other historical Hindu temples.   Opportunities will be there for short and long treks in the mountains after the camp. During weekend visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab can also be arranged.

International Terminal:  New Delhi (320 Kms);     Domestic Terminal: Gaggal/Dharamshala (15 kms)

Nearest railway station:  Pathankot  (60 kms) from Dharamshala.

Participation Fee:  Euro 220.  The extra fee is because of Touristic place. 


EST 04ESTONIAAGRIALLIKSAARE FARM I120 Euro30 EURAdulti6 / 6 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

ALLIKSAARE FARM I

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 6 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Helping local farmers on the romantic island of Hiiumaa ProjectHiiumaa according to the Nordic sagas emerged from the Baltic Sea as a small islet more than 10 000 years ago. The island of Hiiumaa was first mentioned in historical documents as a deserted island called Dageida in 1228. The first inhabitants settled down at the end of the 13th century. Nowadays Hiiumaa is the second biggest island of Estonia with the area of 965 sq. km and the population around 10 000. It has many historical and nature sights, and there are kind people known for their hospitality and good sense of humor. The island is referred as a remote area of Europe, so EstYES feels particularly proud developing international voluntary projects for dozen of years there. Besides, for years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Alliksaare Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. In addition, the Farm has another important task taking care of coastal meadows which are international birds migration area under protection of NATURA Programme. See short movie of past year camp at http://vimeo.com/55764079 WORK DESCRIPTION: Alliksaare Farm main direction is cattle and milk farming. The main work will be to take care and maintain the pastures located by the sea (clearing around the pastures, building or removing fences, repairing fences). Another work is cleaning the coast nereby the farm from rubbish brought by storms. Occasionally there can be some work for preparing food for cows for winter time. Also there will be a need to help the host milking the cows as it has to be done two times per day. The work will be mainly outdoors, depending on the weather. The working time will be around 6-8 hours a day. Work will be done under the supervision of the local host. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The accommodation conditions are very simple in caravans, however beds are provided. Staying in tents might be possible if you like to. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available on site. There is a kitchen with all necessary equipment for cooking. Food will be provided from local farms nearby. Volunteers will be served food cooked by locals for lunches during the week days otherwise it has to be cooked by the volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: LocationAlliksaare farm is located in Nurste Kula, Emmaste parish, Hiiumaa island. Hiiumaa is situated in the western part of Estonia, approximately 130km from Tallinn. More information available on the following websites: www.emmaste.ee, www.hiiumaa.ee, www.visitestonia.com LEISURE TIMEThere are a lot of interesting natural picturesque sights on the island as well as good possibilities for swimming in the sea or hiking in the forest. It is possible to visit other parts of Hiiumaa island on the week-end, which is planned by the host. Hiiumaa offers a lot of various cultural events in summer time and volunteers will have the possiblity to join some of them. This camp is perfect for people who enjoy being close to the nature and are interested in traditional way of rural living. REQUIREMENTS: Special requirementsYou have to be open-minded and be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the countryside of Estonia. Please consider that the work is mainly farm work which can be hard sometimes. It is very good if you have some technical skills. Having driving licence is one requirement. It would be good if you have some experience in hourse riding and/or cows milking. Camp is not suitable for people with allergy, especially lactose allergy since the host offers a lot of milk products. Smoking is not permitted on the farm.PARTICIPATION FEEDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of the general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Kaina MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

ESDA-0616SPAGNAENVIRIO ALGAR I120 Euro30 EURAdulti6 / 6 / 201620 / 6 / 2016

RIO ALGAR I

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 6 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 20 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Ayuntamiento de Altea. Since the last year this town hall is developing a policy of suistantible tourism which inlcudes the recuperation of depreve environmental areas and cultural heritage WORK DESCRIPTION: Work has an environmental character. In Altea, there is a river ALGAR , which is natural habitat and where does live protected pieces of plants. At the same time, there are some invasive plant. The task of volunteers will be to differentiate those plants, control of the plant in biotop and clean the river from the invasive plants. So be prepared for a lot of weeding :-)The municipality will ask volunteers to do other types of manual work for the environment, depending on the necessities of the municipality in a certain moment. The group may work with people of the local area. Tools and working boots will be available. One of the tasks could be to help on archaeological excavation site, depending on working permissions. Please, bring also your working gloves. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be in refuge, house with beds and you will cook for yourself. The accommodation is basic, nevertheless, it would be just for us and it is located 100 meters from the beach LOCATION AND LEISURE: Altea is nice little town which offers nice views. At the town itself is located in the sea-site, it offers possibilities of swim in the sea, take a sun bath on the beach, play beach volleyball and other activities in your free time. It is also possible to see another near town on the weekend. REQUIREMENTS: Living conditions are basic and work may be quite demanding. Volunteers are asked to be very motivated for such project. You need to bring your own botton sheet and cushion NOTES: Living conditions are basic and work may be quite demanding. Volunteers are asked to be very motivated for such project. You need to bring your own botton sheet and cushion AIRPORT: ALC STATION: Alicante MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SJV1605VIETNAMENV/CUL/KIDS/SOCIExperiencing culture with ethnic people at Buoc village120 Euro5000000 VNDAdulti7 / 6 / 201618 / 6 / 2016

Experiencing culture with ethnic people at Buoc village

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 7 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 6 / 2016

Background: Buoc-village is a small village of Thai-people (an ethnic group came from southern of China) with very pure landscape. As you can see on the above map, this area is placed by only green color and a lot of mountain. Because of this natural condition, Thai-people here rely mainly on agriculture. In the past, the village was located adjacent to streams and people in the village used water of the stream for gardening. During the rainy season water from the mountain goes down through the streams and washes everything away, making it very dangerous to live close to the stream. For this reason, the government has helped residents here to move to higher lands, and build permanent \traditional houses with wood. 10 years have passed since the new BUOC-village was reconstructed in 2002. Currently, firm houses, concrete roads, electricity have become the basic-living-condition of every villager. Although the stream is very beautiful it is dangerous. Despite the good aspects of new infrastructure, villagers still lack a lot of education and understanding about modern society. Therefore, it would be very helpful to help and stay with BUOC-villagers.

Work: Help local people to garden and repair traditional houses (if needed), organize leisure activities for their children and cultural exchange with the villagers.

Location: Buoc village, Hoa Binh city.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will stay together in the bamboo house; western toilets and bath room are available. Meals are normally served by the local people with the help of volunteers.

Remarks: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow, prove-water clothes, raincoat, info materials, pictures, specialties and traditional clothes of your country, you are encouraged to bring along small gifts for the local people and the children and volunteers of your camp.

CONCF-271FRANCIAFESTFRONTIGNAN – The “Roman Noir” festival120 EuroAdulti8 / 6 / 201629 / 6 / 2016

FRONTIGNAN – The “Roman Noir” festival

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 8 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Awaken your creative spirit by getting involved in the organization of festival of “Roman Noir” in collaboration with the local youth. This year will take place the 19th edition of the FIRN (International Festival of “Roman Noir”) in Frontignan. The event gathers every year the greatest authors of this kind of literature including Fred Vargas, the godmother of the festival, as well as future talents in the literature and comics field. The project is renewed for the thirteenth time by request of the Youth Local Mission of Frontignan. A dozen young locals will guide you through the discovery of the region and will share with you leisure activities. WORK DESCRIPTION: You will help to design the set of the festival in association with local young adults involved in the project. You will also organize the reception of the audience and help advertising around this cultural event. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In tents, close to the beach. Tents will be provided but you can bring your own. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and mat. You will participate to the preparation of meals in turns. We'll favour the local products and the short supply circuits. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Frontignan – between sea and vineyards – is located at 20 kilometers from Montpellier city. During your stay you will have the chance to visit typical Mediterranean countryside. REQUIREMENTS: As you will be using painting, solvents and other products that could damage your clothes, so be sure to bring used one and closed shoes. Please take also protection against the sun (hat, glasses, sunscreen). You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country. NOTES: Meeting point: Frontignan train station Closest airport: Montpellier, Marseille, Toulouse or Paris AIRPORT: MPL STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

SEEDS 053.ISLANDAENVIREVEGETATION IN THE SOUTH OF ICELAND (1:2)120 Euro250 EURAdulti10 / 6 / 201624 / 6 / 2016

REVEGETATION IN THE SOUTH OF ICELAND (1:2)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 10 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: Since 2007 SEEDS has been working with an organization devoted to the re-vegetation of eroded soils in the south-west of Iceland. The aim is to halt the downward spiral of erosion and to strengthen the ecosystem by enhancing its natural vegetation. SEEDS volunteers will perform three different types of work with GFF: a) Revegetation and erosion control, b) Tree planting, c) Monitoring the survival and growth of tree plantations of former years. By using organic waste materials for fertilizing we aim for a double environmental gain. The soils, impoverished of plant nutrients, are enriched while the amount of materials in need for a treatment as waste is substantially decreased. The south-west is part of the volcanic belt of Iceland, with vast lava fields and erodible volcanic soils. Additionally, the area has suffered from overgrazing of sheep for long. Consequently the ecological condition is rather poor and some areas are stripped entirely of top soil.Close to 70 of the total population lives in this part of Iceland. Different kinds of organic waste materials are being generated in and from the urban environment, substantial quantities every year. In the long run materials like horse manure, garden waste and the likes are the best revegetation means available. We work to make way for these materials as a revegetation medium. In this project we combine professionalism with idealism. The results so far can already be seen at a number of sites in the area and since 2007 with great contribution from SEEDS volunteers. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be lodged in a school with basic facilities in one of Reykjavik s neighbouring towns, Hafnarfjorour. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses provided, please bring a sleeping bag. Food ingredients will be provided and the group will be responsible for cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some traditional food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The work will take place in the vicinity of Reykjavik, and the groups will touch upon more than one project in different places. The main emphasis will be on erosion control on the banks of Kleifarvatn (big lake in Reykjanes peninsula), Vatnsskaro, Bolalda, Sandskeio and various sites on the Reykjanes peninsula.The Reykjanes peninsula is located near the capital and most travellers coming to Iceland land in the area. The peninsula is marked by active volcanism under its surface, and large lava fields allow little vegetation. There are numerous hot springs and sulphur springs in the southern half of the peninsula, around the Kleifarvatn Lake and in the Krisuvik geothermal area. The Peninsula is famous for its hiking trails that zigzag through the region with colourful landscapes. Amazing ocean cliffs, (up to 70 m high) are nested by numerous bird species, often a wonderful spot for bird and whale watching. Another great asset of the peninsula is the Blue Lagoon, a pool using the hot and mineralized water coming down from the geothermal power station. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take on two excursions in the workcamp. One is a daytrip to Singvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir and the other one is a two day trip to the Snaefellsnes peninsula, where the participants have to pay 25 euros for the accommodation. REQUIREMENTS: : Participation fee EUR 250 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Please bring warm clothes and outdoor wear as the weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable, even during the summer months. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: : Closest International Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavi MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

KVDA/STV/06CKENYAENVITich Kouma Community Based organization120 Euro300 EURAdulti11 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

Tich Kouma Community Based organization

PAESE: KENYA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

Project overview

Tich Kouma Community Based organization was registered on 5th July 2011 as a self-help group under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. The project is situated in the heart of Kisumu city that is the third largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa respectively. The site is situated behind Tom Mboya Labour College off Ring Road. The group members are residents of Nanga, Dunga, Kapuothe, Katuoro, Got Owak, Sigalagala, Kogello, Milimani that are villages within Winam Division of Kisumu East district, Nyanza province.

OBJECTIVES OF THE GROUP

  • To build a social and economic force taking advantage of the environment and best use of natural resources for sustainability
  • Provide funds for conservation to preserve the biomas flora and fauna, culture and history, to set sustainable use of limits of the wetland and to protect natural attractions alongside the preservation of existing endemic species
  • To empower members through income generating activities as adaptive to natural resources available at the project site
  • To engage appropriate technology innovatively by wise use practices like conservation farming
  • To build human capital through empowerment of the community by utilization of intellectual property rights-like making of conservation furniture through weaving of papyrus reed in the making process
  • To engage in activities aimed at alleviating poverty, creating employment and engagement with equity
  • Advocate for environmental restoration, conservation by showcasing the way forward through activities like tree planting, nursery, husbandry, farm management and related activities that can create micro climate for Kisumu city

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit

PROJECT ACTIVITIES: Agro forestry, eco-tourism and conservation activities as outlined in the objectives of the group

TYPE OF WORK CAMP: ENVIRONMENT

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. They will work together with the local community on the following activities:

Manual work and Intercultural activities: 

  • Agro forestry
  • Eco-tourism
  • Conservation activities as outlined in the objectives of the group
  • Home visits
  • Cultural days for various nationalities
  • Topical discussion with the local people

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community

What to carry?

This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others

DONATION AND GIFTS:

These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

THEME: CONSERVATION: ECO-TOURISM AND AGRO-FORESTRY

This project is a masterpiece in Kisumu city and it is situated in a serene environment on wetland that the group has effectively exploited to promote the objectives of the project.  The project site is beholding with magnificent traditional structures, fish ponds, tree nursery and the agro forestry program and all these are powerful indicators of the grand march by the team members to spur socio-economic development. The conservation activities undertaken by the group serve the useful lesson to inspire society on the need for sustainable utilization of the endowments by nature to make a difference in the lives of humanity. The project provides the unique opportunity for volunteers who have the passion for conservation activities and especially on eco-tourism and agro forestry.

Orientation: Will be done on 11th June 2016 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 12th June 2016

Airport pick-up services: This will be done subject to provision of full flight details. The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Volunteers will stay at KVDA Residence in Nairobi at a fee

Participation FEES

The project participation fees that is all-inclusive for the three weeks work camp is Euro 300

INSURANCE: KVDA does not provide insurance and volunteers should obtain travel insurance cover. It is a good idea to get medicine you are used to from your home country and seek advice from your personal doctor.

WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION FEES COVER?

Project preparation cycle, return transfer from the airport and the project, KVDA administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring

WHAT IS NOT COVERED?

Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects, needs and wants.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

ACCOMMODATION

In the furnished KVDA Residence in Kisumu city and volunteers will stay in shared rooms and tents. There is electricity; tap water and shower. Volunteers should bring Sleeping bag, mat and mosquito net. Volunteers will cook their own meals at the residence in turns.

LANGUAGE: English is the language of the work camp. There will be a possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages as cultural diversity is a major component in international service

VINWC16-10NEPALEDUYouth for Youth Project120 Euro230 EURAdulti11 / 6 / 201623 / 6 / 2016

Youth for Youth Project

PAESE: NEPAL
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 23 / 6 / 2016

Background/Project:  Youth development is an unconditional posture for nation building as the strength of future development of a nation depends solely upon it. The future of any country is always predicated on its present youth productive force.

The United Nations recognizes youth as the age group of people between 15 to 24 years of age, the Ninth plan of Nepal has mentioned the age group of 15-29 and, recently, National Youth policy has considered youth as the age group of people between 16-40 years of age. According to this National Youth Policy all Nepali citizens aging 16-40 years shall be treated as youth.

In Nepal, youths constitutes 38 percent of the total population of Nepal. More than 3 million youths are working as migrant workers in countries except India. The number of migrant Nepalese working in India is even larger. The reasons behind migration are almost same in Nepal as in other parts of the world. Poverty, limited employment opportunities, deteriorating agricultural productivity, and armed conflict are some of the motives behind international labour migration. According to statistics, about 400,000 youths hit the employment market every year. 

The major problems faced by the youths of Nepal could be many. Some of them are, Different types of Unemployment, Less scope for self-employment, Poor Practical education, Incompletion of formal education, Involvement in antisocial activities, including AIDS and drug addiction, Unawareness in health care , Imbalanced education and training, Inadequate opportunities for participation in public decision-making, Inadequate facilities for recreation and creative work, Alcoholism and drug dependence, Less knowledge about modern technology, Inefficiency in IT, Absence of conducive environment of sports and games, Lack of sense of accountability and responsibility to family and society, Moral degradation, Less aware about their rights 

The situation of youths is different in accordance with social, economic and geographical context. There is difference between the youths in urban and rural areas in terms of their access to services, facilities and resources. The youths of the rural areas have very limited resources, means and opportunities.

Objectives:

To promote a culture and solidarity among the participants.

To inspire and equip young people in the local community to learn and succeed through interaction and activities. 

To stimulate entrepreneurial thinking amongst young people 

To help young people become enterprising - help them establish business and social enterprises in the community 

To enhance leadership skills and increase community awareness 

To enhance the educational experience and exchange the ideas, sports among the participants.

To promote volunteerism in the community through different activities. 

Work: Organize some sports, interaction , IT classes or any other social activities.

Manual and educational volunteering work. 

Location: 

1. Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods. 

2. Okharpawa community: It is in Nuwakot District, which is 17 km from Kathmandu with fields, woods and hills. 


Placement Support Process: Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family.  The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover, cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, project activities preparation and about VIN. Then actual workcamp starts on from the day third. You will be always guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you a half day sight-seeing to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.



Accommodation:  The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  There will be 2-4 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. 


Language: Basic English should be spoken among participants


Participation Fee: The participation fee 230 Euros is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer. 


The Participation Fee Covers:


Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day


Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site


A half day guided sight-seeing for the world heritage site of Kathmandu


Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support


Local volunteer support cost


VIN T-shirt and certificate of participation


24 hours emergency support


VIN admin cost, 


What’s Excluded? 


Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc


Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.  

If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that.  You also can come VIN office, Balaju on the first day at the latest 12.00 midday. 


Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu


Leisure Activities: Either before or after your workcamp, there exists the option to undertake a short VIN-organized tour to one of Nepal’s nearby attractions.

 (The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form from the sending organization)


MS05DANIMARCAAGRI,ENVI,DISAOrganic and Socio-economic Gardening120 EuroAdulti11 / 6 / 201624 / 6 / 2016

Organic and Socio-economic Gardening

PAESE: DANIMARCA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 11 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Raad & Daad is a socio-economic gardening company that strives to activate and create meaningful living- and working conditions for people who cannot live up to the competition in the labour market. Thus, most of the people working at Raad & Daad is not well-integrated in society. Some are fragile or with minor disabilities. We will be working together with some of these people. They might not be good at English, but they are looking forward to meet you and welcome you. Raad & Daad is an organic gardening with surrounding fields with different crops, but it is also a second hand shop with furniture and clothes and a farm shop. Raad & Daad also delivers their vegetables to the locals, and do services as lawn mowing. You can visit Raad & Daad’s webpage: http://www.raaddaad.dk/ - but it is in Danish, unfortunately! WORK DESCRIPTION: You will be part of the daily work in our 6 hectare big organic outdoor gardening. In August, the primary work tasks are to exterminate weeds, harvest and bring out vegetables to our 60 subscribing customers in the area, who every Friday gets fresh vegetables delivered right to the door. Furthermore, you will become an active part in building a shelter and painting some of the buildings at Raad & Daad. Besides the work, we will of course have time to participate in cultural events in the local area and do smaller trips to the sea and the fiord. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Sleeping facilities: All participants will sleep together in a big living room on mattresses. There will also be tents, if anybody prefer that option. We have mattresses for everybody, but you need to bring a sleeping bag yourself. Kitchen + bathroom facilities: There is a kitchen with all kitchen equipment at Raad & Daad, and also a fireplace and barbecue available for cooking, and there are bathrooms including a washing machine for free use at Raad & Daad and at the camp site likewise. The Work Camp group will cook for each other and make breakfast, lunch and dinner together with the two camp leaders. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The socio-economic market gardening Raad & Daad is located in the Northern Denmark. In the sparetime and weekends there will be plenty of time to explore the area and participate in local events. Social activities will be arranged by the two Work Camp Leaders from Denmark. It will be possible to do smaller trips to the sea, the fiord, etc., and do daytrips, e.g. to Skagen (the most Northern point of Denmark), Aalborg (the nearest city) or what you find interesting. Raad & Daad has bicycles available you can borrow, and a small bus for longer trips. We can also borrow a boat and go fishing. REQUIREMENTS: All work will outdoor, so you have to like to be outdoor in all kinds of weather. It is preferable if you have some kind of practical skills, since you are to build, paint, etc. A motivational letter is required. NOTES: English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best! Also please have in mind that you are going to share work place with fragile people with minor disabilities. AIRPORT: AAL STATION: Aalborg Station Flights to Billund Airport or Copenhagen Airport might be cheaper. From Billund and Copenhagen busses, trains and inland flights leave to Aalborg. (Search timetables and ticket reservations at www.dsb.dk - journey planner) MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

GEN-12TURCHIARENO,ENVI,CONS,MANUME AND MY FRIENDS-5120 EuroAdulti12 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

ME AND MY FRIENDS-5

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: If you wish to join in a work camp with your close friends, class mates or volunteers of your previous work camps, just alert them. Also if you are an individual or a couple, but prefer to be in a smaller group, you are welcome too. GENTUR can host up to 5 individuals or 3-5 people from the same country for the same period. The host, Math Village needs small group of volunteers for different daily tasks during the summer while there are math courses for Turkish pupils and students. This camp will give you a chance to meet a lot of Turkish young people who will be participating in mathematic courses in the center between 1st of June and 15th of September. WORK DESCRIPTION: Construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening, class cleaning and kitchen works at a non-formal education center. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: A: Under the supplied tents. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary. If you prefer privacy you can bring your own tent. F: Food is provided at the venue. Volunteers help the staff for preparing, cooking the meals, setting up the tables and serving the food to the students during the courses and washing the dishes. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Sirince is a small village in the west of Turkey. Please be aware that the center is a bit isolated. No night life, TV or disco is available at the center, but there is internet connection. The next village Sirince, which is only 15 minutes by foot, is very attractive and famous for its homemade wines and traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk, which is the home of world famous Ephessus open-air museum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mUqg1yBFTo . The nearest city Izmir, is one hour away by coach. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: GROUP OF FRIENDS CAN APPLY TOGETHER AIRPORT: ADB STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

LEG02ITALIAMarcheRENOWood craft in Sibillini Park 180 Adulti12 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

Wood craft in Sibillini Park

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 180
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

Project summary: The workcamp will contribute to the maintenance of a collective good within the National Park of Monti Sibillini, through the discovery of local wood craft and the ancient myth of Sibilla Appenninica.

Description

Project: The aims of the workcamp are the maintenance of the Centre of Environmental Education and the sensitization of the communities about the value of high quality handicraft, which represented a great richness for the territory that is being lost 

Legambiente local group: Legambiente Sibillini was born in 2003; its main mission is the promotion and safeguard of the Monti Sibillini National Park as referring model of sustainable development. The local group is part of the Centre of Environmental Education “Fillide” and works with schools and youngsters, trying to raise ecologist awareness for the protection of their territory. 

Work: The main working activity will be the renovation of the window fixtures; the volunteers will be guided by local carpenters.

Study part: there will be a presentation of the National Park with visits.

Accommodation and food: the volunteers will be hosted in the Centre for Environmental Education where they will be working. WiFi is available.

Location and leisure: Amandola is a medieval village, with valuable handicraft traditions, of 3700 inhabitants situated within 3 hills where there are structures of great artistic and historical value: the podestà tower with the historic theatre, S.Francesco church, the Capuchin monastery.

During free time the volunteers will visit the village and will make mountain excursions in the Park.

Language: English will be the official language in the camp.

Terminal: nearest airports are Roma Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci and Ancona Falconara Raffaello Sanzio. Nearest train station is Porto San Giorgio. 

The latest bus from Porto San Giorgio is at 18.10.


ALLI04FINLANDIAENVIKEEP LAPLAND TIDY I120 EuroAdulti12 / 6 / 201618 / 6 / 2016

KEEP LAPLAND TIDY I

PAESE: FINLANDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The organizer of the camp, Keep Lapland Tidy is an environmental organization established in 1987. Its purpose is to help preserve the clean and enjoyable environment in Lapland, Finland and to increase environmental awareness by educating, developing waste management and organizing projects and volunteer work and camps. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will be tidying and taking care of the natural surroundings of the Pomokaira area. A project regarding wildlife safety of reindeer fences was carried out in order to reduce the amount of collisions by the means of marking the fence with special material. The marking materials were plastic stay wire marks. The volunteers will assist the project by cleaning the reindeer fences from the area etc. There will be 15 Finnish volunteers in addition to 5 international volunteers. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be either in cabins or in tents (in organizers 1-2 big tents, or your own). Breakfast, dinner and snacks are made and offered by the organizer in the outdoor kitchen. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The location is in Pomokaira, Sodankyla. The area is in the beautiful Lapland. Various summer activities such as swimming, playing games, excursions to nearby sights are possible. This camp is an excellent opportunity to experience Lapland, nature and white nights in midsummer REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers need to have proper camping gear (warm clothes, warm sleeping bag and outdoor mat, waterproof working shoes). The volunteers will need to take travel insurance for the duration of their stay. NOTES: AIRPORT: SOT STATION: Sodankyla MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

CONCUK01-16REGNO UNITOENVI, RENOMANJUSHRI 1120 Euro30 EURAdulti12 / 6 / 201626 / 6 / 2016

MANJUSHRI 1

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 26 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Manjushri KMC is an internationally renowned centre for meditation, where everyone is welcome to enjoy a peaceful environment or join in the many programmes offered throughout the year. The Centre offers a peaceful atmosphere of the romantic heritage house set in fine gardens and extensive woodlands that lead down to the shores of Morecambe Bay. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work is varied and could include cooking, gardening, office work, decorating etc. There are often various building projects on the go at any one time that you could get involved in. International volunteers last year worked within the grounds, painting within the house, sanding in the art studio as well as general manual work and woodland clearing. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a working visit. This project allows volunteers to gain an insight and experience of living and working in a modern day Buddhist community, helping to gain a peaceful and relaxed mind and meeting others with shared perspectives and ideas. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will sleep in basic dormitory accommodation in separate male/female rooms. Meals will be provided by the centre. All meals are vegetarian and volunteers are requested not to bring meat onto the premises. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted at the centre. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Cumbria is the most north-western county in England, bordering onto Scotland. The centre is based near Ulverston which is a market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and home to the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum. REQUIREMENTS: • Volunteers attending this project need to be sympathetic to the Buddhist faith and realise the centre is used for meditation and reflection. • If possible volunteers are asked to bring work clothes and practical boots for gardening NOTES: AIRPORT: MAN STATION: Ulverston MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

PRO-12-16GERMANIAENVI,LANGMARBURG NATURFREUNDEHAUS120 Euro160 EURRagazzi12 / 6 / 201624 / 6 / 2016

MARBURG NATURFREUNDEHAUS

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 12 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Host organisation is an environmental organisation: Nature Friends of Marburg. They have already been organising international volunteer camps for many years. It is a workcamp including German language training. The lectures will be daily, two hours per day (excluding Saturday and Sunday when the group will go on excursions). Bigger groups will be generally divided in two classes, depending on level of knowledge. One topic during the lectures will be intercultural diversities. So the basis of the lectures will be firstly communication and secondly grammar. The teachers will be native speakers, partly trained teachers, partly students. The language-course won t have the same standard like a professional language-school, but past experiences with this concept have given very good results. WORK DESCRIPTION: Main work will be in the forest, as maintenance of young stands, field mapping of new trees, planting of rare trees, searching and marking of habitat trees, waters care. Participants will also be doing various manual works to prepare the area around the house of the nature-friends for leisure activities of groups coming from the city. Time of work will be 5-6 hours daily, excluding Saturday and Sunday. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be in a house with several-bed-rooms, kitchen, bathroom, showers. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Marburg is a historical and picturesque old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 82.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 students (from actual 120 different countries). The camp is located approx. 2 km away from the city centre. REQUIREMENTS: As the language course is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures simple communication. Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the camp in German and not in English or in their own mother tongue for the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is one important part of the concept. Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp. NOTES: AIRPORT: FRA STATION: Marburg MAX TEENAGERS: 8 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

FSL WHV-593INDIACULTDusting Heritage120 Euro15000 INRAdulti13 / 6 / 201626 / 6 / 2016

Dusting Heritage

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 13 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 26 / 6 / 2016

Located in the central part of the state of Karnataka, in the southern part of India, Hampi is definitely one of the most interesting travel destinations on the map of India. It is famous for its ruins belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temples of Hampi, its monolithic sculptures and monuments are breath-taking. The Hindu style of architecture found at Hampi speaks of the splendour of the Vijaynagar Empire.

The Camp;

The work camps in Hampi will focus on the protection of the cultural heritage and the sites of historical importance and on creating awareness among the locals, school children, tour-guides and tourists to infuse a sense of responsibility to protect the monuments. FSL India is running the camps in Hampi for the last 8yrs with the cooperation of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Archaeological Survey of India, the School Management and the Friends of Hampi-NGO,INTACH and the local tour guide association

Activities;

•An introductory session with the ASI official and interaction with INTACH officials

•Clean up activities around the monuments

•Tree plantation

•Awareness Walk/ Street Play with locals

•Organizing Drawing competition for the school children and opening it up to

local people by setting up an open gallery 24

Leisure Activities:

Cultural visit to the sites and temples, interacting with the school children and local community, The volunteer will also participate in the local festivals if it falls during the camp days .

Location:

Hampi is located in the state of Karnataka, 350 kilometers north of Bangalore, and 13 kilometers from Hospet.

Transport

Nearest international Airport-Bangalore, Mumbai and Panjim

The nearest railway station- Hospet

Bus services available from - Bangalore and Goa

The exact meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet

Accommodation:

In a rented Guest house or Hostel, with shared rooms.

Extra fee: 15.000 Indian Rupees

SEEDS 055ISLANDAENVI,ARTMEET US - DON T EAT US (2:6)120 Euro140 EURAdulti13 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

MEET US - DON T EAT US (2:6)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 13 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: This is the sixth year that SEEDS volunteers will take part in a whale protection awareness project run in cooperation with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). The aim of the project is to raise awareness about whale protection in a friendly and peaceful manner.The tasks of the project mainly consists of distributing information, conducting a survey, having people sign a protection petition that will be taken to the government at the end of the work camp, talking to people and having fun in Reykjavik Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to prepare and carry out acts or actions to grab attention and entertain passers-by. We encourage each volunteer to come prepared with some ideas of awareness rising for this project, to discuss them with the group and try to implement them. SEEDS is looking for enthusiastic and open people for this workcamp. Volunteers have to be ready to approach people on the street and start conversations with them. Volunteers with passion for animal and environment protection are encouraged to apply as the work can become a bit repetitive.Our goal is to raise awareness among tourists (and locals) that by tasting whale meat in Icelandic restaurants they encourage whaling. The truth is that most Icelanders have never tasted whale meat but with increasing tourism, local restaurants are increasingly including whale meat on their menu as an exotic treat for tourists. Iceland was one of the first countries in the world to ban commercial whaling. We can help Iceland to make a positive decision again, by educating the growing number of people who eat up to 40 of the whale meat consumed in the country, but at the same time say they are against whaling. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a house in Reykjavik. The facilities are fairly basic and volunteers are expected to show consideration for their fellow camp mates. Volunteers will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The camp is located in Reykjavik, Europe s most northern capital, a friendly and vibrant city that manages to combine the intimacy of a small-town atmosphere with all the qualities of a modern, trendy city. Here you can leisurely stroll around the lovely little streets of the town centre with its many renovated old houses and there s no hustle and bustle.The visitor to Reykjavik is simply spoiled when it comes to things to do. There is the National Gallery and a range of other small avant-garde galleries for the art lover. The National Museum provides an exciting insight into Iceland s history and heritage, as does the Arbaer Folk Museum, which is an open-air museum with a collection of old Icelandic houses and artifacts. In the area closer than 100 km from Reykjavik, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastlines and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 140 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest international Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SJ/OPEN84FRANCIAENVI,ANIMLa Maison des Bateleurs Wide Open120 EuroAdulti13 / 6 / 201626 / 8 / 2016

La Maison des Bateleurs Wide Open

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 13 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 26 / 8 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: Renovated by volunteers from around the world during international workcamps, la Maison des Bateleurs is since 20 years, an international hosting center, witness of the rich meetings and cultural exchanges. Located in the town of Montendre, small charming village, among pine trees, la Maison des Bateleurs is an ideal place to welcome you. PARTNER DESCRIPTION: WORK DESCRIPTION: La Maison des Bateleurs animated by the daily presence of volunteers, aims to be a place which fosters openness, cultural and social diversity. You will actively participate in the life of the house and in different activities: collective life (cooking, cleaning...), cultural exchanges (meetings with local people, hosting groups...), workcamps (site maintenance, rehabilitation of green spaces, stone cutting...) From the vegetable garden to the energizers games, through pizza nights, the association is still concerned about the individuals' personal development and voluntary participation of all. The association regularly hosts groups of children, teenagers and young adults on short breaks to allow them to discover our values in order to increase the importance of doing and living together. You will host groups, accompany them on building sites and propose animation activities. You will also participate in the preparation of the anniversary of the association, organization of activities for children, and the Festival of contemporary music, the “Free Music” Montendre. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: collective, mixed, indoor, in La Maison des Bateleurs LOCATION AND LEISURE: Leisure activities: Outside of regular work time, you can enjoy walks around the lake of Montendre, game nights, pizza nights (made in the outdoor stone oven) or marshmallow nights around the fireplace. You can also explore the local landmarks, such as La Rochelle and Bordeaux. All those moments will be shared with groups welcomed at the hosting center. Location: Montendre, Charente-Maritime, 75 km from the sea, between Bordeaux and Angouleme. Closest train station: Montendre REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

MCE/04 MONGOLIAAGRI, KIDSEco farming-1 120 Euro250 USDAdulti14 / 6 / 201627 / 6 / 2016

Eco farming-1

PAESE: MONGOLIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 14 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 27 / 6 / 2016

Since 2000, volunteers from all over the world have been participating in summer programs designed to improve the vegetable farm. During the last years we focused to improve more for the facilities of locals/ volunteers but not farming method and way. So when we look back in this moment our way to do farming and cultivating is not really productive and eco friendly. Even other farmers who doing same work around us are same. Local people work very hard for hall summer but in autumn they got very small harvest compare to their hard work. So since this year we going to develop our farm more as a training center of eco farming for the local people. Local people could learn  in our center basic but very important ecological farming methods and know/how.  We wish to achieve to get biggest amount of harvest, using smallest amount  land.  Volunteers will work in eco vegetable farm and develop eco farming training center. Vegetables from the eco farm will be donated to the low income (poor) local families. 

Work: Main works are remove the weeds in the field, working in green house,  making water canal for farm, making compost  etc. Quite tiring but let's enjoy it. 

Study: Eco farming methods/know how of other countries.  The future plan of international  workcamps etc.  

Program: Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Accomodation: Mongolian traditional tents which is GER (traditional tent).  SB!    CV with a local staff.

Location: 45 km from Ulaanbaatar.  Place name is “BUHUG”. The sight is just unbelievably beautiful,  typical Mongolian plain.

Terminal: Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International airport or International train station of Ulaanbaatar 

Qualifications: To like farming/physical works and be flexible/ adaptable.  Mongolian speakers are welcome!

Special Requiremens: The additional fee of 250 USD (or equivalent amount of MNT or Euro by current rate of Mongolian bank) should be paid on your arrival directly


SJV1609VIETNAMEDU/KIDS/ENVI/RENOInteracting with children and conducting environmental activities at Cat Ba island120 Euro5000000 VNDAdulti14 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

Interacting with children and conducting environmental activities at Cat Ba island

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 14 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

Background: Cat Ba is the largest of the 366 islands spanning 260km2 that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam.

Cat Ba is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba Langur. The island has a wide variety of natural ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity. Types of natural habitats found on Cat Ba Archipelago include limestone karsts, tropical limestone forests, coral reefs, mangrove and sea grass beds, lagoons, beaches, caves, and willow swamp forests.

For all of its natural beauty, Cat Ba Island faces numerous environmental problems. Increases in tourism and recent developments threaten the ecological integrity and biodiversity of the island, reducing and fragmenting the natural habitat for Cat Ba's numerous species. Illegal hunting and poaching, overfishing, and water pollution in Ha Long Bay continue to threaten the ecological health of the island. The island is a national park of Vietnam and was recognized by UNESCO in December 2004 as a Biosphere reserve of the world.

Work: Take care, feed the wild animal (crocodile, monkey, deer…), do gardening at the project site. Organize activities for the children from the village nearby, small renovation at school if needed, activities to raise awareness of youth and local people about environment, climate change, protect white-headed langur at Cat Ba National park...etc

Location: Cat Ba island, Hai Phong city.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will stay inside the tourism center, within a very basic condition. A shared room for all.

Remarks: Flash light, sleeping bag, prove-water clothes, raincoat, gift from your country for host-family, toys and learning materials for the children if you have.

EST 06ESTONIAAGRIALT-LAURI ORGANIC FARM I120 Euro30 EURAdulti15 / 6 / 201629 / 6 / 2016

ALT-LAURI ORGANIC FARM I

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 15 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Learning by doing at eco-farms in the beautiful Estonian countrysideProjectFor years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Alt-Lauri Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Alt-Lauri Farm located in the Voru County in the South of Estonia. The farm is one of the few organic farms in this area. The two major crops grown are buckwheat and different cabbages; others include different salads, strawberries, kale, lettuce, kohlrabi and turnip. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main task for volunteers will be to weed and harvest (by hand) vegetables and lettuce and picking berries. Additionally to harvesting task, volunteers will clean the vegetables and make them ready for consumers in different organic shops around the country. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. Note that volunteers will work all working days and on Saturday mornings as the camp takes place on the peak of the harvesting season. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the farmhouse in the room and/or in the attic under the roof sleeping on beds or mattresses. Dry organic toilet, shower, sauna are available. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking meals and cleaning. During this work camp volunteers will be eating mainly local, organic food from the farm. Do not forget some traditional/ typical food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: LocationThe charm of Haanja Uplands in South Estonia lies in its lovely hilly landscape, winding roads and numerous lakes. Most of its ancient villages, special dialect, handicraft, and customs have been preserved until today. The whole area, called Vorumaa, is an area of outstanding beauty. It is famous for its diverse and very well preserved nature. Untouched forests with wildlife, deep valleys, hills, 170 small lakes with extremely clean water, winding rivers with caves in the steep banks- you can find everything here Farm is situated 16km south of Voru, capital of the County, which has a population of 14 000 people and lies about 250km south-east of Tallinn, close to the Latvian and Russian borders. More info about Estonia www.visitestonia.com, South-Estonia www.werro.com , www.southestonia.info LEISURE TIMEThe camp takes place in the area of outstanding beauty. There are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. There will be a possibility to participate in farmers fairs. Excursions to the historical places of the County of Voru are planned as well. Some free time activities will be organized for participants such as a day trip and excursions in the area. Some of them will be free of charge while others might require a little financial contribution. REQUIREMENTS: The camp is open for young people who is interested in organic farming and is ready to get real experience of it. Please be prepared to the simple conditions of Estonian country side. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. English is the camp language.PARTICIPATION FEEDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Vru MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

W4U-MTV-03RUSSIAKIDS,ARTKeskil120 EuroAdulti15 / 6 / 201611 / 8 / 2016

Keskil

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 15 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 8 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Center for Continuing Education, part of the Yakutia Ministry of Education organizes this summer camp for kids. WORK DESCRIPTION: Having classes with children: music (synthesizer, the basics of music theory), painting or interactive language lessons (English or native to the volunteers). 2 hours every day, except Saturday and Sunday. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Participants will live in the wooden house, with beds, blankets and bed linen, volunteers will have a room for the two of them. Shower with hot water and bathroom are outside. Meals 3 times a day will be provided in the camp’s canteen. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The Sakha (Yakutia) is a federal subject of Russia located in Far Eastern part of Siberia. It’s famous for its diamond mines. It has a population of 1 million people, consisting mainly of ethnic Yakuts and Russians. The territory is huge, the eighth largest territory in the world, if the federal subjects of Russia were compared with other countries. Its capital is the city of Yakutsk. It has extremely cold climate in winter (can reach -72 degrees of calcium), but very warm in simmer (can reach +40 degrees of calcium). You will have a pleasure to observe “white nights” – a very special northern phenomenon, when it never gets dark, twilight during the whole night. Also as a group volunteers can visit local sights, museums, etc. In their free time volunteers can participate in all sorts of master-classes and activities organized on the territory of the camp, which are a lot: playing on local instruments, doing sports, playing with kids, etc. At the same time the camp will be used to host Summer International Children’s Games, so there are probably going to be more foreigners during the projects and volunteers can watch the Games. At least two excursions will be organized by the local host. Volunteers can always go to town if they wish. REQUIREMENTS: Project specific motivation letter. Experience in working with children, artistic skills (for example, in music or painting). Minimum stay – 3 weeks. NOTES: Volunteers get pocket money during the project AIRPORT: YKS STATION: Yakutsk, republic Sakha (Yakutia), Siberia, Russian Federation MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

W4U-MTV-02RUSSIAENVIVoluntary Forest Firefighters Camp120 EuroAdulti15 / 6 / 201614 / 7 / 2016

Voluntary Forest Firefighters Camp

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 15 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Volunteer Forest Firefighter Society was established in 2008 by the group of active people who were alarmed by the situation with fires at the Ladoga-Lake region. Local governmental services of natural area protection was not able to handle fire extinguishing at the numerous islands scattered on the lake surface. The project is aiming for prevention and extinguishing the fire, education of local community, pointing out the problem. Also recognition the value of this area and National Park status assignment for it, as long-term goal. The islands of the lake have unique vegetation. It is home for many rare species of animals, birds and plants; fragile ecosystem which takes several hundred years to recover from the fire. That’s why we consider that this place needs to be protected and saved for next generations. The people of our organization are engineers, biologists, teachers, architects, students etc. Now it has become a pretty big community that unites very different people with diverse backgrounds and quite wide geography. All participants are volunteers ready to spend their vacation or weekend for the purpose of environmental protection. Since 2008 we had increased our skills and capacities on field of prevention and fighting the fire. We educate and prepare our volunteers through different trainings and practical seminars right at the campsite. We’ve gained a lot of experience on how to make our project more sustainable and effective and will be glad to share it with new motivated volunteers. WORK DESCRIPTION: Normally there are 10-15 Russian volunteers in the camp but their number changes all the time. There are no any fixed groups: people come for as long as they can according to the needs of the camp. The leader of the camp is the person who is in charge for functioning the camp. It is not permanent position, and usually every two weeks he or she passes the duties to next leader. There is large variety of tasks: − Detecting and putting out fires; − Monitoring the land from motor boats. − Monitoring the land through binoculars from various islands. − Running the camp (housekeeping tasks, help with meal preparation) − Also we organise Islands Cleaning Events: group of our volunteers (rubbish tream) goes by boat to some popular island often visited by tourists and clean it up from rubbish, install info boards. Working hours: 3-8 hours/day, however it can vary depending on weather, current tasks and number of people. When it’s dry and hot we focus on patrolling and observation of the area. Each volunteer should be ready to move if the alarm appears. It is important to keep in mind that the main goal of this camp is to detect and extinguish forest fires - it is priority task and rest of work, day routines and discipline are built around it. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Since there are already 8 years the project exists, we’ve manage to organize our life in the camp in most convenient way. We have electricity from the generator: every tree or two days batteries, accumulators and other items may be charged. There is free wi-fi and even water tab made by our ingenious volunteers. We use organic hand-made wash up liquid or purchase eco-friendly one. We separate our rubbish and transport it to St.Petersburg for recycling. The laundry can be done in the lake or we have several basins and soap. There is sauna-tent with a stove and hot stones. We use wood to heat it up and make washing process comfortable and pleasant. The wood is taken from the nearest island, which was affected by the fire about 10 years ago and has plenty of dead dry trees. There are tents for 2-4 people in the camp. Please, bring your own mat and sleeping bag. If you have your own tent, please bring it with you. If not, we will manage to find the tent for you but be ready for neighbors. Food is cooked on bonfire and on gas stove. Many of our participants are vegetarians and all the dishes made without meat, but if you like you may add can-meat or fish to your plate. We use water from the lake for cooking. This year we’ve published Ladoga Cook Book, which is about how we make our menu more interesting and diverse within the limits of low budget and remoteness from supermarkets. But anyway you should be ready for porridge! There is no way to avoid it☺ And of course if you want bring some specialties from your country you’re warmly welcome! ATTENTION! Alcohol in the camp is strictly forbidden! LOCATION AND LEISURE: Ladoga is one of the biggest fresh water lake in Europe. It is situated in the Republic of Karelia in the north-west of Russia. Closest big city is Saint. Petersburg which locates about 2,5 hours by train South direction. The camp is based on the island Pieni-Hepposaari in 30-40 minutes from the mainland by boat. One of our coordinators will assist the new volunteers with arrival to the camp. Free time activities: The amount of free time strongly depends on weather. There may be three days raining, and that case volunteers have plenty of free time to sleep, read, chat, or play games. We like gather around bonfire for singing with guitar. For newcomers we organise different trainings and practical seminars: - Sailing a boat; - How to work with water pumps and different equipment; - Fire trainings; - Orienteering: how to use GPS, work with maps, define azimuth; - First aid; - Knots; - What to do if you or your fellow dropped overboard? It’s literally practical; - Radio: how to use walkie-talkie, number codes. This year in beginning of July we will be hosting Greenpeace firefighters training camp. It's an educational event annually happening in our camp. It is aimed for those who already involved in firefighting protection or want organise volunteer group in their regions, so the event gathers participants from different parts of Russia. The volunteers may joins Greenpeace sessions if the weather allows it. The nature is very specific Nordic type and it’s incredibly beautiful! Sometimes you may spend hours just watching the waves or observing birds. Also swimming is nice especially if you like cold water☺ In July it’s usually warm enough already for people, not only for seals who are our close neighbors. IMPORTANT: In the hot time there might be a lot of fires which means free time for sleep only. REQUIREMENTS: For those who have no camping experience, life at the island far away from civilization without some regular facilities may be too tough and stressful. Also the weather may be severe and unpredictable what should be taken into consideration. As the activities taken at the firefighter’s camp associates with danger, the insurance is obligatory! To sum everything up, for this project we seek for motivated volunteers with outdoor camping experience, ready for challenging and sometimes very demanding conditions. Also it’s better to have at least basic knowledge of Russian language or be ready to learn it right in the camp. Also we ask the applicants to send the letter of motivation. NOTES: AIRPORT: LED STATION: The nearest terminal is in Saint-Petersburg where we usually have the meeting point. From Saint-Petersburg 2 hours by train to Priozersk, then by bus or by taxi to the boat station where our boat will wait for volunteers in agreed time. 30-40 minutes takes the trip to the camp island by boat. MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

CYA1618CAMBOGIAENVITrapaingSangke Fishing and Eco-Tourism Center120 Euro220 USDAdulti16 / 6 / 201629 / 6 / 2016

TrapaingSangke Fishing and Eco-Tourism Center

PAESE: CAMBOGIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 16 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 6 / 2016

at TrapaingSangke, we are working to transform a local fishing community to become an eco-tourism site by helping them making bridges for tourist to explore the area inside mangrove forest, planting mangroves to protect the sea level rise for the villages and saving fish in the fish production season, teaching basic English for local children, and participate with local people in collecting and planting mangroves seeds. In 2016, CYA is planning to establish CYA English classroom for the community to provide a free English course for kids. CYA planned to create a space where tourists can enjoy the beautiful sunset inside the mangrove forest.

What volunteers will do?

Education:

- Teaching children English and arts to local children

- Organizing hygiene and sanitation classes.

Physical Work:

- Building the bridge

- Building ew classroom

- Planting and seedling mangrove, and

- Constructing the space for sunset

ACIWC02-16COSTA RICACONS, ENVICommunity of Junquillal de Guanacaste (Sea Turtle Project) 120 Euro180 EuroAdulti17 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

Community of Junquillal de Guanacaste (Sea Turtle Project)

PAESE: COSTA RICA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 17 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

Introduction:

The VERDIAZUL LIFE ASSOCIATION (AVIVE) is an independent non-governmental non-profit group born in 2010. The goal is to ensure the conservation of threatened ecosystems and contribute to the well being of communities who depend on them. The headquarters is located in Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica and since 2001 working for the conservation of sea turtles and the Rio Nandamojo.


VISION

Endeavor to ensure the conservation of the ecosystems in which they work in communion with the welfare of human communities that depend on them, seeking to ensure harmony between humans and environment.


Junquillal is a very important breeding in Pacific Costa Rica of endangered leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), black (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Loras (Lepidochelys olivacea) area. Looking mitigate poaching of turtles and get increase the welfare of the local population Junquillal, Life verdiazul Association takes up the conservation project of Pacific leatherback turtles (CBP) to ensure optimal conditions for nesting turtles through active conservation community support.

Possible tasks for the volunteer:

The work of night patrols along the beach and nesting sites for turtles 

Monitoring of nests protected 

Ensure that hatchlings born will die before the sea 

Supporting the reforestation program and adaptation to climate change 

Keep the beach clean waste

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:

Basic knowledge of Spanish as foreign language

Older than 18 years

Be willing to work and learn, to be proactive and dynamic

Have strong environmental values

Love nature

Enjoys work outdoors

Good physical condition

Willingness to live in rural and simple accommodation

Work at least 15 days

Medical and travel insurance (required)

Send filled registration form and recommendation letter of a company, organization or educational institution

In the case that you are a professional, resume must be also present with the application form 

Willing to collaborate in activities outdoors and field work 

Written undertaking to carry out the activities assigned by PLC in its works program 

Cover own travel costs, transportation, housing, personal items and international insurance

Accommodation: The volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in the volunteer center or in the camping area near the beach (with light and electricity).

Location: Junquillal Beach, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste

Meeting Point and Time (very important to be on time that day)
FRIDAY, JUNE 17th, 2016 AT 8AM / IN FRONT OF NATIONAL THEATRE IN SAN JOSÉ DOWN TOWN, BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE.
How to get to the Meeting Place: 
1-From the airport
a-take a bus of TUASA (on the way to San José, NOT to Alajuela, stop at the last station right in from of the Second Avenue, take a taxi from this station and ask for National Theatre in San José downtown, it is only a couple of minutes away.
b-take a taxi and request National Theatre, it will take about 30 minutes depending traffic conditions, about US $ 25 or US $ 30.
2-From wherever else in San José
Just take a taxi and request National Theatre as well.

How to get to Junquillal: 
From Hostel to Bus Station in San José:
-Volunteers will share taxis to get to the Bus Station of TRALAPA or ALFARO in San José. It will take 20 minutes as the most. 
THEN, From Bus Station in San José to Santa Cruz:
-Volunteers will take a bus from San José to Santa Cruz in Guanacaste, which costs about 4000 CR Colones or ( US $ 8 ). It will take around 4 hours and a half.
FINALLY, From Santa Cruz to Junquillal Beach:
-Volunteers will take a local bus to get to Junquillal. It will take around 1 hour to get to final destination.
NOTE: Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip.  

Lodging and Food during the Workcamp:
During Orientation Process (first night in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica.   
During the time in JUNQUILLAL: The Project VERDIAZUL (with its Volunteers Lodge) at the Beach, will be more than happy to receive 15 international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader of the group.  The Project will supply three meals a day, and dorm rooms for the entire group. 

Extra Fee:
€180 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes
-Lodging and food during the workcamp.
-Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp.
-Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp. 
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Age: 21+

VINWC16-11NEPALEDU, ENVIPost disaster support Project120 Euro230 EURAdulti18 / 6 / 201629 / 6 / 2016

Post disaster support Project

PAESE: NEPAL
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 6 / 2016

Background/Project:

Many parts of the communities are destroyed to dust and many lives lost their houses and properties in this earthquake. This massive earthquake not only left people poor but many people are now homeless and living in very cold and small temporary shelters. This tragic moment made VIN realize that reconstruction of houses of poor families, public properties, religious temples, and cultural heritage sites would be one of the best ideas to support the community people. 

After the devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015, the situation in Nepal is desperate! VIN has been continuously involved in the Relief work dividing its relief into three phases; Rapid response / Rescue, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction & Sustainability. 

VIN already completed two phases and we are now in Reconstruction & Sustainability phase. This is our long term phase. We will be working until the reconstruction completes in our earthquake affected communities. This includes education to families on WASH and construct toilets to them, Rebuilding Earthquake Resistant Infrastructure (RERI) , Earthquake Resistant Home Construction Education(REECH) and Entrepreneurship Building.  

Objectives:

To construct safe homes/toilets to the earthquake victims of the communities

To educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools.

To restore the cultural and religious sites and help to rebuild the nation

To raise awareness and provide training on correct health and hygiene practices, to manage the waste of the community.

To renovate, reconstruct and improve the irrigation channel, drinking water supply, roads, schools, houses or any public or private properties. 

To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers.

To provide opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and tradition or cultural immersion.

Work / Activities:

Reconstruction and renovation of the old buildings, houses, toilets, schools, classrooms, temples, cultural heritage sites and public properties.

Renovate, reconstruct and improve the irrigation channel, drinking water supply, roads etc

Educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools.

Raise awareness and provide training on correct health and hygiene practices, to manage the waste of the community. Conduct awareness campaigns, Training on basic health and hygiene, Garbage collection& management

Work with local women/farmers to support in their farm in order to improve their economy and living. 

 (Note: The volunteers will conduct some of these activities on the need base of the community. VIN will orient each group on arrival which of those activities will be available)

Placement Support Process:

 Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family.  The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, preparation for project activities and an introduction to VIN. Then actual workcamp starts on from the third day. You will always be guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you on a half day sight-seeing tour to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.


Location:

1. Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods. 

2. Okharpawa community: It is in Nuwakot District, which is 17 km from Kathmandu with fields, woods and hills. 

Accommodation:

 The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  We have enough families available in the community and they are safe. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  There will be 2-4 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. 

Language:

 Basic English should be spoken among participants


Participation Fee:

 The participation fee 230 Euros is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer. 


The Participation Fee Covers:

Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day

Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site

A half day guided sight-seeing for the world heritage site of Kathmandu

Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support

Local volunteer support cost

VIN certificate of participation

24 hours emergency support

VIN admin cost, 

What’s Excluded?

Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sites, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc


Meeting point:

VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.  

If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that. You also can come VIN office, Balaju on the first day at the latest 12.00 midday. 

Airport :

Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu


Leisure Activities:

VIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions.  

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization)


SJ08FRANCIARENOTHE DRONNE VALLEY STAIRS120 EuroAdulti18 / 6 / 20169 / 6 / 2016

THE DRONNE VALLEY STAIRS

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 6 / 2016

Project: In the far west of the Dordogne region, La Roche Chalais, village of 3000 inhabitants, is crossed by the Greenwich meridian. It is located on a limestone promontory overlooking the river "Dronne", surrounded by beautiful forests. The Municipality is committed in areas related to youth and is happy to host you during these three weeks of workcamp.

Work: You will work in rebuilding stairs made of dirt and acacia wood. These stairs are very much used during the summer season and located along the Dronne valley. Your work will have a direct impact and will make the stairs practicable for the full season. First, you will be clearing the immediate environment and then, you will dismantle the existing stairs of acacia logs. Next, you will cut acacia sections, and work on the clay marches by landscaping the ground, filling and levelling it. This work does not require any special technical skills, only motivation and happiness!

Leisure: During your free time, you will have plenty to do: canoeing, tree climbing, swimming, hiking, visiting an organic farm, going to the cinema or to the library, joining activities in partnership with the leisure center. Local associations and inhabitants will be happy to share friendly time with you.

Accommodation: at the municipal camping ground, located along the Dronne river.

Location: La Roche Chalais is situated at the crossroads of four departments and 70 km from Bordeaux, Angouleme and Perigueux.

Nearest train station: Saint Aigulin.


GEN-13TURCHIAENVI,MANU,AGRIWHAT R U?120 EuroAdulti18 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

WHAT R U?

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Nesin Foundation is a long term partner of GENTUR and hosted many workcamps in the past. The foundation offers a shelter for kids from poor families. Kids are taken care of by the foundation until they stand on their own feet. During the camp kids will be on holiday. There are different type of manual work for the volunteers like gardening, landscaping, renovation, waste disposal, field work etc. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will be doing manual work according to the daily needs. Renovation and gardening works. Some days there might be work on the field like hoeing the soil, picking vegetables, etc. or some work in the kitchen like preparing the food, washing the dishes. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: A: In the theatre hall. Volunteers will sleep on the floor. Sleeping bag and a mat are necessary. F: Will be supplied by the foundation. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The foundation is in the outskirt of Catalca town where is 1,5 hour away from Istanbul. But please be aware that this camp will not offer you the city or night life of Istanbul. REQUIREMENTS: Please be aware that visiting Istanbul is onlu possible once ina a week during the off day. NOTES: AIRPORT: IST STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

ALLI05FINLANDIAKIDSKIDS CAMP120 Euro30 EURAdulti18 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

KIDS CAMP

PAESE: FINLANDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The host of this camp is the Youth Department of Janakkala. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will work in a summer camp for local children and youngsters. Volunteers will work alongside the local youth workers and international long term volunteers. Camp activities include arts and crafts, swimming and sauna, hiking, campfire and sports. The aim of this camp is to give international and multicultural experiences to the local children and youth and to break barriers between different cultures. This camp is an excellent opportunity to experience Finnish culture, nature and white nights in midsummer. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will sleep in the center building where the summer camp is taking place. During the summer camp days volunteers have meals together with the children. At the weekend the volunteers will cook together. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The municipality of Janakkala and the camp centre Mallinkainen is situated in Southern Finland, about 90 kilometers from Helsinki. The camp is by the lake in the middle of a forest, good possibilities for swimming, fishing and hiking. REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for volunteers who are motivated to work with children and youngsters. It is not allowed to use tobacco, alcohol or drugs during this camp. Accepted volunteers will need to provide a certificate of good conduct (criminal record sheet) in English one month before the beginning of the camp and bring the original with them. The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. NOTES: AIRPORT: HEL STATION: Hameenlinna MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

CONCUK0216REGNO UNITOENVI, KIDSOak Grove College 1120 Euro30 EURAdulti18 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

Oak Grove College 1

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Oak Grove College is a special school for children aged 11 – 18 years with a wide range of disabilities from severe learning difficulties to behavioural problems to physical disabilities. For the last ten years international volunteers have been invited to help create a beautiful environment for the children and this year Oak Grove College would like to continue this work by hosting two groups of international volunteers in June and September. WORK DESCRIPTION: Since the College opened in 2005, students working alongside staff and volunteers have landscaped and planted the grounds themselves. International volunteers will work alongside pupils with special needs on horticulture, hard landscaping and creative tasks. They will be working alongside children making outdoor sculptures and helping to develop the gardens in the grounds. The work may change depending on the weather and the children who are assisting each day; we ask that volunteers are FLEXIBLE and willing to help with any of the tasks. Volunteers will work between the hours of 8.30am – 3.30pm. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The accommodation is basic but adequate; volunteers will sleep on the floor of a local community centre or church hall and will need to bring sleeping bags and rolls mats. Due to the additional use of this accommodation volunteers need to be aware of the other activities that may be happening around them. The host is always willing to arrange after work activities and is very active in taking volunteers on trips and outings. The accommodation provided is located within short walking distance of many urban amenities, including: banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, public swimming pool, cafes, shops, train station and the beach. Volunteers will cook breakfast and dinner in the kitchen of the accommodation and have a main meal provided by the school at lunchtime. Volunteers will use the local leisure centre nearby for showers. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home! LOCATION AND LEISURE: Oak Grove College is located in Durrington-on-Sea near Worthing on the South East coast. Durrington-on-Sea is approximately 1 ½ hours from London and 30 minutes from Brighton. REQUIREMENTS: • Volunteers must have a good level of English and an interest in working alongside children with special needs. • A Certificate of Good Conduct must be sent to Concordia at least three weeks before the project takes place. • At times this project can be physically demanding and the volunteers need to be prepared to work outside in all weathers. NOTES: AIRPORT: LGW STATION: Durrington-on-Sea MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

UNA02REGNO UNITOAGRI,ENVICaerhys Organic Community Agriculture 2120 Euro50 EURAdulti18 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture 2

PAESE: REGNO UNITO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture (COCA) is an agricultural scheme run for and supported by the local community. COCA members share delicious organic food grown in partnership with local farmers. For more information visit the COCA website at www.coca-csa.org. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will be taking part in all aspects of general farm work, including feeding the farm animals and working in the fields and polytunnels. The volunteers will work alongside the farmer and COCA members and will be sowing, planting, weeding and harvesting a wide variety of vegetables and salads. They could also be involved in the construction of a compost toilet, and support the building work of “Cartref COCA”; a multi-use community building on the site which will be constructed using eco-friendly techniques and materials. The working hours can be flexible to suit the group, but will be around 30 hours per week. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop skills in the growing of organic vegetables and salads in a sustainable way as part of a community initiative, and also to learn about sustainable living. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will live in one of the farm buildings or in tents (depending on weather and availability) and will need to bring warm sleeping bags. There is a barn area for communal activities, and a kitchen and shower nearby. The group will cook together using produce from the farm whenever possible. Some food will also come from surplus food donations which is a part of COCA's ethic to live in a sustainable way and avoids waste wherever possible. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Caerhys is located in Pembrokeshire, a beautiful National Park area situated on the coast of West Wales. Although this project is remote, the nearest city of St David’s (the smallest city in the UK) is four miles away and buses to the city run around four times a day during the peak season. There are lots of activities available in this area including walking the famous Welsh Coastal path, water sports such as kayaking, surfing and coasteering, as well as rock climbing and fishing. Despite being small the area is a very popular tourist destination thanks to its natural beauty and vibrant culture. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers need to bring work boots, warm & waterproof clothing and a warm sleeping bag. An interest in sustainable agriculture is desirable. NOTES: The 50 euro fee goes to UNA Exchange, not directly to the project. AIRPORT: CWL STATION: St David's / Haverfordwest MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

IIWC1609INDONESIAEDU ,CULTRAMADHAN INTERNATIONAL CAMP120 Euro165 EURAdulti18 / 6 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

RAMADHAN INTERNATIONAL CAMP

PAESE: INDONESIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Some programs such as emergency workcamps, NVDA special camp, Notebook Action, donation for rebuilding one kindergarten, donation for sport facilities in primary schools in around this area had been done successfully. There is a need to have international experiences for the students as well as the teacher to build more their knowledge and soft skills in terms of non-formal education approach combined with the formal education at school. At the same time, this project is also to offer the volunteers a chance to see the recovered area of which IIWC and some partners in the year of 2006-2008 did the post earth quake IVS action-the IIWC Cares Jogja as well as to share opportunity to the volunteers to experience local culture of Jogja which is not the touristic side. WORK DESCRIPTION: Activitieshops with the teachers, activitieshops with students, cultural exchange with local people/neighborhood. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Host family, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking LOCATION AND LEISURE: Host family, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking REQUIREMENTS: 165 Euros (Summer 16 and Winter-Spring 17) Participation fee of STV and VSTV Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader. NOTES: Feel free to bring some equipment for the students such as map of your country, if possible some second hand electronic devises that you do not mind to donate to the school for them to learn, educativ AIRPORT: JOG STATION: Adi Sucipto International Airport, Yogyakarta Pr MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol62ITALIASiciliaBiodiversità, Promozione del TerritorioArea Marina Protetta di Ustica: sorveglianza e snorkeling200 Adulti18 / 6 / 201630 / 6 / 2016

Area Marina Protetta di Ustica: sorveglianza e snorkeling

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 200
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 30 / 6 / 2016

PROGETTO: l’isola di Ustica è diventata Area Marina Protetta 30 anni fa; da allora è stato realizzato un importante percorso di conservazione della biodiversità e della tutela del mare. Negli ultimi anni l’amministrazione locale sta dedicando risorse allo sviluppo di un turismo sostenibile e responsabile, puntando quindi sull’uso rispettoso del mare e del territorio da una parte, e sulla valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale e delle piccole economie locali dall’altra. I campi di volontariato che Legambiente realizza quest’estate, in collaborazione con l’AMP e il comune, si inseriscono in questo contesto; gli obiettivi sono di sensibilizzare gli abitanti e i turisti a una fruizione corretta dell'ambiente marino e costiero, e di migliorare l’offerta di turismo sostenibile sull’isola, attraverso la sorveglianza dell’area protetta, il monitoraggio e la pulizia dai rifiuti e la creazione di nuovi percorsi di snorkeling. 

LUOGO: Ustica, la perla nera del Mediterraneo, è una piccola isola di origine vulcanica situata nel Tirreno meridionale, a nord di Palermo e a nord-ovest dalle isole Eolie. E’ considerata il regno dei subacquei, grazie alla sua fauna e flora sottomarina, ineguagliabile patrimonio ambientale salvaguardato dalla Riserva Naturale e Area Marina Protetta lungo tutto il periplo dell’isola. La sua ricchezza naturalistica è data anche dalle coltivazioni locali che ne fanno una terra di pregi gastronomici: lenticchie e ortaggi, vigneti e uliveti sono testimonianza di un uso agricolo del territorio che resiste all’incuria e all’abbandono.

LAVORO: I volontari garantiranno un presidio costante dell’AMP e svolgeranno le seguenti attività: pulizia delle coste dalla presenza di eventuali rifiuti spiaggiati, monitoraggio e catalogazione dei rifiuti raccolti negli specchi d'acqua, individuazione di percorsi snorkeling, presidio dei punti informativi dell'AMP.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: ai volontari verranno fornite tutte le informazioni necessarie sull’Area Marina Protetta e sulla Marine Strategy, la strategia internazionale per la riduzione dei rifiuti marini.

ALLOGGIO: appartamento privato. 

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: confidenza col mare e buona acquaticità.


SEEDS 059ISLANDARENO,ENVIHITTING THE SLOPES - BLUE MOUNTAINS (1:2)120 Euro140 EURAdulti18 / 6 / 201625 / 6 / 2016

HITTING THE SLOPES - BLUE MOUNTAINS (1:2)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 18 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 25 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: SEEDS volunteers will be working with the City of Reykjavik in the main Skiing area in the capital region of Iceland, Blafjoll or the Blue Mountains.The main tasks in this workcamp will be maintaining the slopes and preparing them for the next ski season. The city and few sports associations run lodges there and they might also need some renovation job, such as painting and/or cleaning. The working plan is flexible and it will depend on the needs of our local host. Volunteers need to be motivated to work mainly outdoors on physical jobs and under changeable weather conditions. Summer solstice, when the sun never fully sets and the nights are as bright as the days, occursduring the camp or around the 21st of June. The bright nights are magical with almost 24 hours of daylight and staying awake enjoying the beautiful surroundings is a unique experience. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: SEEDS volunteers will stay in one of the ski lodges in the mountains and sleep in a sleeping bag accommodation, sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional food from your country for an international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The project takes place in the Blue Mountain Range area, which is about a 30 minute drive from Reykjavik. Blafjoll is south-west of the city and has great ski slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding as well as tracks for cross-country skiing. Blafjoll has 16 lifts. The range stretches to the west from the mountain Vifilsfell near the main road (1) from the capital area to the South-western lowlands. The highest mountain in the range reaches 600m and in 1968 the district became a very popular skiing resort among Icelanders and the favourite for skiers in the Capital region.This area is excellent for recreation, not only for alpine and cross country skiing, but outdoor activities as well such as hiking and mountain biking. Nature lovers are certain to find something they like there, but they have to be careful crossing the rugged lava fields because of the numerous caves underneath.The Blue Mountain Range area is a place of extreme beautiful natural surroundings with countless opportunities to hike and discover it by foot. Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.The population of Reykjavik is about 180,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland s inhabitants live here. The city is the world s northernmost capital, bridging the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 140(Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Volunteers have to bring good working shoes and clothes, even though it is summer, it might still be cold and hats and gloves might be necessary. Volunteers need to be prepared for all kinds of weather. In mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically.Our hosting partner will organise some free time activities in the area and tours and excursions can be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares as well (for example Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, South Shore, etc.) NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: - MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SJVS-1611VIETNAMEDU/KIDS/RENO/SPORTSummer language camp for children120 Euro5000000 VNDAdulti19 / 6 / 201630 / 6 / 2016

Summer language camp for children

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 30 / 6 / 2016

Background: Phu Yen is one of the CEC is an environment for children aged from 6-15 years old and an English supportive center for adults who take part in in-service training and associate training courses with universities and colleges throughout the country. In Phu Yen, volunteers will teach English to children and support the teachers to improve the english teaching methods.

Work: Organize a play scheme for the children during summer. Different workshops such as painting, sport, art, dancing will be held by volunteers. Teaching some basic English to the children through games, songs, activities. Small renovation for classroom at the kindergarten.

Location: C&C center, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province.

Terminal: Nearest International airport: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN). Nearest domestic airport: Tuy Hoa airport

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will stay at the center with basic conditions. Volunteers will share a toilet in the room. Meals are cooked by volunteers.

Remarks: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, raincoat, swimming suites, info materials and pictures of your country, toys and learning materials for the children if you have.

GEN-14TURCHIASOCI,KIDSFUN WITH KIDS-1120 EuroAdulti19 / 6 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

FUN WITH KIDS-1

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: GENCTUR runs a summer camps for kids and each camp lasts 1 week. There will be two different kids groups in each week.The first group of this camp is consist of kids aged between 10-14 whose families are financially supporting this holiday in Afacan Youth House (www.afacan.de) by the seaside. The kids profile of the second week is social and economically disadvantaged kids. The fund raised by first week family supported camps is used to support the second week disadvantaged kids to have a holiday in the same center. We are looking for communicative, talkative, active and child friendly volunteers who are at least 20 years old with a good command of English. Because practicing English with songs, games and dialogues will be a part of your task. Abilities on any sports (like basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, table tennis, etc.) chess, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, in and outdoor group games are welcome. You will share the responsibilities of the leading team to take care a group of kids from the beginning till the end of the camp; including the trips outside of the camp as well as all kind of activities during the camp.Please note that you will be dealing with the kids through the given and intensive program all day long. You will spend most of your time with the kids in the camp area with a limited private life. Thus contact with the locals is very limited; however, you will have contact with the working people and the people from other groups in Afacan Youth House. Volunteers may have fun together only after the kids go to the bed and the team cover the late, daily staff meeting in the camp. Leaving the camp area is not allowed due to unexpected emergency cases. Team work is very essential for this camp. Thus any volunteer who disagrees with the camp rules and team spirit are asked to leave. Smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed during the camp at the campsite in front of the kids. Please be aware of the rules before applying. WORK DESCRIPTION: Counselling a group of children aged between 10-14 years old, leading several activities for them. A: In Afacan Youth Centre (www.afacan.de) in 2-3 bedded rooms with toilet ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: and shower. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. F: Will be supplied at the campsite. The counsellors will eat together with the group of children whom they are responsible for LOCATION AND LEISURE: Yenisakran is by the Aegean Sea, in west of Turkey. The next city is Izmir. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age: 20 NOTES: AIRPORT: ADB STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

GEN-15TURCHIARENO,ENVI,CONS,MANURAMADAN IN THE TOWN120 EuroAdulti19 / 6 / 20164 / 7 / 2016

RAMADAN IN THE TOWN

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 4 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: This camp is a unique opportunity to get to know the traditional way of life of Turkish people in the rural areas. The camp will take place in traditional Dursunbey town with 17.000 inhabitants. As this camp will take place during the sacred Ramadan month of Arabic calendar, the volunteers will have a chance to observe how local people live in Ramadan. The volunteers will have the change to have dinners with local families who are keeping fasts during the Ramadan or join in public dinners called iftar which means end of daily fasting. WORK DESCRIPTION: Reorganizing the public picnic area of the town. Leveling the ground, paving stones on the roads, creating green areas, setting up tables and sitting groups, etc. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: A: In a dormitory, sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. F: Volunteers will prepare the breakfast by themselves with the given food. Lunch will be served as packs at the working area. Dinners will be offered either by families or eaten with crowds. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Dursunbey is a medium size town in the west of Turkey. The nearest city is Bal253;kesir. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should be aware that thay will be in a religious environment thus must respect the rules of Ramadan like not eating, drinking or smoking in public during the day. Clothing is also a serious issue, no short trousers, mini skirts, will be allowed. This is really a nice project for the people who likes to learn about other cultures. NOTES: AIRPORT: IST STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

PRO-18-16GERMANIAENVI,LANGMARBURG ECO120 Euro160 EURRagazzi19 / 6 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

MARBURG ECO

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Host organisation is an Environmental Organisation - Nature Friends of Marburg. For many years they have already organized international volunteer camps. This is though an experimental camp, to improve eco-friendly practices in the groups. Volunteers will sleep in tents, use eco-toilets and showers, cook outside on a fireplace, eat local products and bio products, and discuss ecological topics. WORK DESCRIPTION: Main work will be in the forest, as maintenance of young stands, field mapping of new trees, planting of rare trees, searching and marking of habitat trees, waters care. Participants will also be doing various manual works to prepare the area around the house of the nature-friends for leisure activities of groups coming from the city. Time of work will be 5-6 hours daily, excluding Saturday and Sunday. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be in tents. Cooking place, bathroom and showers will be outside. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Marburg is a historical and picturesque old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 82.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 students (from actual 120 different countries). The camp is located approx. 2 km away from the city centre. REQUIREMENTS: As the language course is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures simple communication. Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the camp in German and not in English or in their own mother tongue for the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is one important part of the concept. Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp. NOTES: AIRPORT: FRA STATION: Marburg MAX TEENAGERS: 6 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

WS16FPSVIZZERAENVI,MANUHOTEL PARK120 EuroCHFAdulti19 / 6 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

HOTEL PARK

PAESE: SVIZZERA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The house Fontana Passugg on the ground Riedliswiese in Passugg-Araschgen is a hotel for ordinary tourists and at the same time a centre for cultural and educative belongings and a meeting place for people with impaired hearing. The house was built at the end of the 19th century. For several years the place was a well-known health resort. In 1983 the last inheritor, decided that the house should be used for deaf people and people with impaired hearing. WORK DESCRIPTION: The aim of this Workcamp is to clean the surrounding after the long snowy winter. Volunteers will prepare the house and the surrounding for the main season and will help out in the hotel (kitchen, rooms). The main tasks of the volunteers are: garden- and forest work, house and kitchen work. During the workcamp there will be a sightseeing trip to Chur. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will sleep in dormitories in the house Fontana. The rooms are cosy. The cook from the hotel together with the volunteers will prepare the meals for all participants. Everyone has to help to set the table, cleaning and doing the dishes. There is a common-room to meet each other, a library and internet access. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Passugg-Araschgen is a small village about ten minutes by bus from Chur. The place is surrounded by grasslands, forests and mountains and is situated very idyllic. The close by town Chur is a typical, small Swiss town and the oldest town in Switzerland. REQUIREMENTS: The workcamp in Passugg-Araschgen is an Access 4 All -project and is therefore open for people with any kind of handicap or without handicap and with no age restriction (18). We expect a certain kind of independence. It s helpful to be interested in people with impaired hearing, because the group will be in contact with deaf people.We want to make steps towards the integration of people with any kind of handicaps into the society and to strengthen the social competences. Volunteers will mostly work outside that s why they should bring along warm water proofed clothes and good shoes to work. NOTES: AIRPORT: ZRH STATION: Chur MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 1 PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-B02GERMANIACONSBuilding Weeks Lohra Castle120 EuroAdulti19 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

Building Weeks Lohra Castle

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Repairing the eaves and the roofing of historical barns Since parts of Lohra Castle had been more than 350 years used for agricultural purposes, the ensemble includes two impressive agricultural buildings erected in the 19th and early 20th century to be used as barns, granaries and haylofts. Under the professional guidance of a carpenter and a joiner the volunteers will repair parts of the roof construction, the eaves and the roofing of these buildings. Therefore it is absolutely needed that the volunteers of the project B02 are trained to work at height. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: shared rooms with 2 - 5 beds in 3 guest houses, warm shower (limited hot water), WC inside, camp kitchen (cold water), coal-burning stoves LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-W02GERMANIAENVI,RENOWorkcamp Lohra Castle120 EuroAdulti19 / 6 / 20162 / 7 / 2016

Workcamp Lohra Castle

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 19 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 2 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Nearby the youth accommodation houses which are part of Lohra Castle complex there is a campsite which can be used by groups of youngsters, too. An abandoned former agricultural building will be rebuilt into a sanitary house for campers. Therefore it is necessary to construct a water line to this building. An excavator will dig the line and the volunteers will accompany this work by collecting stones and bringing in an insulating layer of sand. Later they will under the guidance of a craftsman lay the water pipes and put afterwards the material which had been digged out back into the ditch. The remaining material will be used to fill holes and to level the ground at other parts of the castle. Furthermore the participants will take care of the outdoor area. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: shared rooms with 2 - 5 beds in 3 guest houses, warm shower (limited hot water), 1 camp kitchen (cold water), coal-burning stoves LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of Lohra Castle begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: Be informed, that the work will take place also on rainy and cold days, so please bring rain jacket, waterproof and strong shoes as well as warm clothes. AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

RC-16/16INDIAENVIWater for Life120 Euro200 EuroAdulti20 / 6 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Water for Life

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

Location:  Baddi is a fast growing industrialized township of Solan district.  It is close to Chandigarh city which is famous for its Rock Garden.  RUCHI has launched an integrated project in 30 villages and slums. The area is situated at an altitude of 1000 to 3000 feet above MSL.  The volunteer will work on the project in these 30 villages.   Health, sanitation and water is a serious problem in the area and the project aims at improving these facilities.

Work:   Volunteers will work on water conservation work as well as educating people on importance of water in life.  Poor quality of water leads to serious health problems.   The creative volunteers can develop some relevant education materials and all will have opportunities to be involved with physical construction works at sites.

Time permitting, volunteers may also be involved in cleaning existing water bodies. During monsoon and winter rains these structures receive silt from upstream which reduces the storage affecting ground water recharge.  The work will desilt/renovate  the structures for effective reservoir of water.

Accommodation: Volunteers will live in the RUCHI campus/host families in shared accommodation.  Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available.  Vegetarian food will be served.   A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required. Meantime volunteer can learn Indian cuisine (cooking).   Bed sheets and sleeping bags are required.

Leisure time:  Self organized city tours and excursions.  Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited.   Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction.  A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.

International Terminal:  New Delhi (320 Kms);      Domestic Terminal: Chandigarh  (70 kms) 

Nearest railway station: Kalka   (30 kms) Participation Fee:  Euro 200


RC-15/16INDIAENVIEnvironment /Education/ Eco tourism – Chail, Shimla120 Euro220 EuroAdulti20 / 6 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Environment /Education/ Eco tourism – Chail, Shimla

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

Location: Chail is a little sleepy town located an hours drive from State capital “Shimla”. The transformation of this little village community began in late 18th century when Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala decided to create a new summer capital which would be better than “Shimla”: all this for bruised ego.

Nestling in shelter of virgin forest and untrodden hills, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh developed the highest cricket field in the world in Chail. Well kept and maintained, more than the excitement of game, the pitch offers picturesque view of the surrounding, with tall forest all around it. The proud ruler made sure that Chail had everything that Shimla doesn’t.

Work: The volunteers will get exposure to local history and culture. Working closely with local community volunteers will be involved in activities related to eco tourism, national park maintenance, floriculture etc. In addition volunteers will also work on facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children. 

Accommodation: Volunteers will live in guest house/ home stay with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required.  Sleeping bags are also necessary for volunteers looking or interested in trekking.

Leisure time:  Self organized city tours and excursions. A variety of treks are available in close proximity. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains. Chail Palace and world’s highest cricket stadium can also be visited.

International Terminal:  New Delhi (360 Kms);      Domestic Terminal: Chandigarh (90km) and Shimla (70 kms)

Nearest railway station:   Kandaghat on small gauge   (26 kms)            

Participation Fee:  Euro 220 


Vol49ITALIAFriuli Venezia GiuliaPromozione del territorio, organizzazione eventiNon sarà una "Caporetto"250 Ragazzi20 / 6 / 201629 / 6 / 2016

Non sarà una "Caporetto"

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 6 / 2016

PROGETTO: Da oltre 16 anni Legambiente organizza in Friuli progetti in una delle aree meno note del nostro Bel Paese. Si tratta di un territorio di “confine” sotto molti punti di vista. Chi ha visitato questi luoghi ha potuto scoprire una realtà sorprendente, fatta di eccezionale biodiversità naturale, di paesaggi sempre diversi, di storia, tradizioni e cultura davvero unici. Coinvolti nel progetto sono amministrazioni comunali, associazioni ed enti che, attraverso il ripristino e la manutenzione di vecchi sentieri e altre attività, riusciranno a rendere più qualificati l’ambiente e la loro offerta turistica.

CIRCOLO: Il circolo Legambiente della Carnia è attivo dalla fine degli anni Ottanta. Il suo impegno principale è rivolto alla difesa del territorio e del paesaggio, che si è concretizzato, ad esempio, nelle battaglie contro la realizzazione di discariche in siti a rischio idrogeologico e contro assurdi progetti di autostrade ed elettrodotti che avrebbero un impatto devastante sull’ambiente. Tra le altre problematiche affrontate ci sono: la difesa dei corsi d’acqua, interessati da sconsiderati prelievi a scopo idroelettrico e la lotta contro la cementificazione del territorio, alla quale si contrappongono progetti di turismo sostenibile e rispettoso della tradizione e dei luoghi.

LUOGO: Le Valli del Natisone si trovano nel Friuli Orientale, nelle vicinanze di Cividale, la città fondata dai romani oggi patrimonio Unesco, a ridosso del confine con la Slovenia. Si tratta di un territorio di passaggio, ricco di storia, tradizioni e cultura (in molte località si parla lo sloveno ed il friulano), che si caratterizza d’estate con una vegetazione lussureggiante. Tribil Superiore si trova a 600 metri di altitudine, in una splendida posizione dominante, ed è circondato da foreste e radure frequentate anche dall’orso. In pochi chilometri si può raggiungere Caporetto, nell’attuale territorio sloveno, dove scorre l’Isonzo con le sue splendide acque e si trova un bel Museo dedicato al primo conflitto mondiale.

LAVORO: Il territorio montano del Friuli è caratterizzato dalla presenza di una fitta rete di sentieri e mulattiere, in gran parte ereditata dalla Prima Guerra Mondiale. Oggi, con lo spopolamento e l’abbandono delle attività tradizionali, molti di questi percorsi, in particolare quelli collocati a quote intermedie, sono stati abbandonati o hanno cambiato la loro funzione venendo utilizzati dagli escursionisti, dagli appassionati della montagna e della natura. I volontari saranno impegnati nella manutenzione e nel ripristino di alcuni di questi sentieri che rientrano nell’Alpe Adria Trail, un itinerario che collega Carinzia, Slovenia e Friuli. Verranno usati pratici tronca-rami per diradare la vegetazione che ha invaso i tracciati. Verrà effettuata anche la pulizia di alcune piccole discariche e ci sarà la possibilità di imparare ad utilizzare gli attrezzi tradizionalmente impiegati in passato per lo sfalcio dei prati, partecipando all’organizzazione di una festa tradizionale del paese.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: La località che ci ospita è al centro di un “crocevia” che comprende i rilievi montuosi su cui si sono svolte decisive vicende della Prima Guerra Mondiale, luoghi ricchi di testimonianze storiche ed artistiche, come Cividale ed il santuario di Castelmonte, ed una delle più importanti zone vitivinicole d’Europa. Uno degli obiettivi che il circolo di Legambiente si è posto è quello di far conoscere ai volontari il territorio, guidandoli nella lettura di alcune problematiche ambientali e sociali e mettendoli in contatto con la gente che vive in montagna. Oltre al lavoro nei boschi per recuperare e sistemare vecchi sentieri, ci sarà così spazio per scoprire le bellezze naturali della zona, per apprezzare le specialità gastronomiche e per riflettere sulle conseguenze che potrebbe avere sul paesaggio la realizzazione di impattanti infrastrutture.

ALLOGGIO: Presso le comode strutture dell’Albergo Diffuso di Tribil Superiore. Si tratta in particolare dell’edificio che ospitava un tempo le scuole e che oggi è stato ristrutturato per accogliere i turisti.

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: Data anche l'intenzione di effettuare alcune escursioni guidate in montagna è opportuno un certo allenamento e la capacità di percorrere con sicurezza questo tipo di percorsi.


ACIWC01-16COSTA RICAENVICommunity of Santa Elena de Monteverde 120 Euro180 EuroAdulti20 / 6 / 20164 / 6 / 2016

Community of Santa Elena de Monteverde

PAESE: COSTA RICA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 4 / 6 / 2016

Introduction:

The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is well administered by a small community which directly benefits from it. 

With an area of  310 hectares, a great biodiversity and the source of many streams and rivers, the Reserve supplies the local communities and their surroundings with a nature preserve among a mosaic of protected neighboring areas: The Children’s Eternal Rain Forest, The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Arenal National Park. Together, these constitute a joined protected area of forest of approximately 28 000 hectares, where populations of endangered animals, such as the tapir, jaguar and quetzal, have been revived. For all of these reasons, the Reserve receives annually about 20 000 tourists.  

Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors' center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainable-development projects. 

At Santa Elena Reserve, helping hands are always welcome. You will not only have the unforgettable experience of knowing one of the most world renowned centers of conservation and biodiversity, but you will also enjoy the opportunity of meeting a new culture. Costa Ricans, in general, and people from the Monteverde area, in particular, are known for their friendship, respect and kindness.

Possible tasks for the volunteer:

Most work is done along with the crew of the Reserve on: 

to maintain and to create trails,

to repair infrastructure, 

to help with the reforestation project of the local high school,

to assist at the main office in town with reservations and translations.

If you stay for a longer period and have specific skills you may also help with research going on at the Reserve.

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:

to be able to work in a foreign country and adapt to a different culture,

to have the maturity to work following the internal rules in a responsible way, 

Location: Santa Elena of Monteverde (Puntarenas Province).

Meeting Point and Time (very important to be on time that day)

FRIDAY, MAY 20th, 2016 AT 8AM / IN FRONT OF NATIONAL THEATRE IN SAN JOSÉ DOWN TOWN, BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE.


How to get to the Meeting Place: 

1-From the airport

a-take a bus of TUASA (on the way to San José, NOT to Alajuela, stop at the last station right in from of the Second Avenue, take a taxi from this station and ask for National Theatre in San José downtown, it is only a couple of minutes away.

b-take a taxi and request National Theatre, it will take about 30 minutes depending traffic conditions, about US $ 25 or US $ 30.

2-From wherever else in San José

Just take a taxi and request National Theatre as well.


How to get to Monteverde: 

From Hostel to Bus Station in San José:

-Volunteers will share taxis to get to the Bus Station of MONTEVERDE in San José. It will take 20 minutes as the most. 

THEN, From Bus Station in San José to Monteverde:

-Volunteers will take a bus from San José to Monteverde, which costs about 3000 CR Colones or ( US $ 6 ). It will take around 5 hours.

FINALLY, From Santa Elena Town in Monteverde to Santa Elena Reserve:

-Volunteers will share taxis to get to Santa Elena Reserve. It will take around 30 minutes to get to final destination.

NOTE: Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip.  

Lodging and Food during the Workcamp:

During Orientation Process (first night in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica.   

During the time in SANTA ELENA: The Reserve of Santa Elena will be more than happy to host 15 international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader of the group at its venue.  The Project itself will supply three meals a day to all volunteers.

Extra Fee: €180 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes

-Lodging and food during the workcamp.

-Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp.

-Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp. 

Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.



VJF 1.4GERMANIACONS,RENOBroellin120 EuroAdulti20 / 6 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Broellin

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The little village of Broellin is situated in the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, close to the Polish border. The nearest town Pasewalk is about 6 km away and the closest big town is Neubrandenburg, about 50 km away. In the surrounding area you’ll find many forests and farms. Please be prepared for a small, isolated but very nice location in the middle of nowhere! Every year at Schloss Broellin (Broellin castle) artists meet to run international art workshops, festivals and other events. The aim is to provide a meeting place for artists and the public. Artists present their work and exchange ideas with colleagues. www.broellin.de WORK DESCRIPTION: Please be open for any work that will help the project partners. You will do various construction and renovation works on the site of Schloess Broellin to make the place more attractive. Your help will be needed to maintain the park or garden and do constructional works and also help in the kitchen. Please be prepared for different tasks. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be accommodated in shared rooms in a building LOCATION AND LEISURE: Hiking and cycle tours are possible as well as going swimming in a nearby lake. We can make trips to the Baltic Sea or to Pasewalk but the free time planning will mostly depend on your ideas and wishes. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: Please be prepared to live and work in a rural area! AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

EST 07ESTONIAAGRIKRIUSILLA FARM I120 Euro30 EURAdulti20 / 6 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

KRIUSILLA FARM I

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: How honey is made? Come to find out and tasteProjectFor many years EstYES has been cooperating with farms around Estonia to demonstrate solidarity and respect and to support local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional and developing eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Kriusilla Farm is one of them. This is the organic farm dealing with traditional bees-keeping and promoting sustainable lifestyle. So this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share eco-values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. This camp follows positive experience of the camps of two previous years. Information about previous camps can be found here:www.facebook.com/monika.avalaid/media_set?set=a.10151085080424630.458596.652099629type=3www.facebook.com/monika.avalaid/media_set?set=a.10151798645134630.1073741830.652099629type=3 WORK DESCRIPTION: Kriusilla is a small farm dealing mainly with beekeeping. Volunteers will be collecting honey, cleaning bee houses, possibly helping to built new ones, etc. There can be some light construction jobs in the house and odd jobs in the forest. The working day will be 5-7 hours depending on weather conditions. The study part of this camp is sustainable development and organic farming. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The accommodation conditions on the farm will be simple, however beds are provided. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available. There is kitchen with all necessary equipment for cooking. Volunteers will be served food cooked by the hosts. LOCATION AND LEISURE: LocationThe farm is located in Anija Community of Harjumaa County. Distance from Tallinn is about 40 km. More information on www.visitestonia.com LEISURE TIMEThere are a lot of leisure time possibilities in the area for people enjoying nature and interested in sustainable way of living. There are many interesting locally important natural sites in the area. There is Jagala River 4 km away, picturesque lakes about 20 km away and the sea 40 km away. Short trips in the area are planned by hosts. It is easy and therefore quite possible to go to Tallinn on your own in the free time. Besides there will be some local festivities in the villages nearby (www.voose.ee; www.viikingitekyla.ee). In June volunteers will participate in Mid-summer festivities, which is perhaps the liveliest, the biggest and the most important festivity in Estonia widely celebrated all over the country. REQUIREMENTS: You have to be open-minded and be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the rural life and be ready to do farm work, which can be hard sometimes. NB Obviously, the volunteers should not be afraid of or be allergic to bees. Please note, there are 3 children in the family of Kriusilla Farm, so participants should be ready to spend some time with them sharing their culture and languages.PARTICIPATION FEEDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Kehra MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

MS08DANIMARCAFEST,MANU,SOCINibe Festival Camp120 EuroAdulti20 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Nibe Festival Camp

PAESE: DANIMARCA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Nibe Festival is an annual music Festival, which has existed for more than 30 years. The Festival is arranged by 4 employees with the overall responsibility, and 4000 volunteers, who are aged from 13 to 70 years of age. The enthusiasm, team spirit and good humor is the main reason why people return year by year to volunteer and work at the festival. We work hard to make an exceptional festival for our guests - but we have a lot of fun and great times doing it. During the Festival, 15.000 guests daily come to visit the forest, which makes Nibe one of the most intimate and beautiful music Festivals in Denmark. Our guests come in all categories, from teenagers to grandparents bringing their grandchildren, and we are proud to offer a Festival that all of these people enjoy and attend simultaneously. Furthermore, Nibe Festival is a nonprofit organization, and all profits are donated to local initiatives and to charity. www.nibefestival.dk // Facebook: Nibe Festival WORK DESCRIPTION: You will be a central part of Nibe Festival, where a team of skilled and dedicated volunteers are working. You will join the team in charge of first constructing the festival, and afterwards packing the festival back down. The tasks can wary from construction projects to the collection of waste. For instance, you could take part of putting down temporary floor in the bars and large tents, setting up 12 km of fences, establishing the many bars - in general preparing the area for the many guests. The tasks are all practical and you will be working in teams of 2 - 8 people, properly instructed by the practical coordinator. During the four days of the festival you will be able to go on excursions and take a look at Denmark, should you wish so. You are also welcome to stay and experience Nibe Festival and enjoy seeing the result of your work. As a volunteer, you will be provided with access to Festival site for the four days free of charge. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Sleeping facilities: We offer accommodation in new tents with room for two people, but in separate rooms. In each room, there will be an air mattress for one person. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. Kitchen facilities: Nibe Festival ensures that food is offered to all volunteers, up to, during and after the festival. Danish food is served, and this should provide something for everyone's taste. Other facilities: Toilets and shower facilities are provided by the accommodation, and washing of clothes will also be possible. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The Nibe Festival is located in Nibe, a village 15 km. from Aalborg. The Festival is based in Skalskoven - a beautiful old forrest close by the river Limfjorden. The people of the city are friendly and happy to welcome the many guests to the city, and helps them to have a nice stay. REQUIREMENTS: A motivational letter is required for this Work Camp. Please write 1/2 page about yourself, explaining why you are motivated for this camp. NOTES: English will be the only spoken language. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best! AIRPORT: AAL STATION: Aalborg station From there 20 minutes direct bustransfer to Nibe Be aware that it might be cheaper to fly to Copenhagen and take the train from Copenhagen to Aalborg (5 hours in train) You can search for train and bus time schedules here: www.rejseplanen.dk MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SEEDS 058ISLANDAENVI,FESTLOCAL FLOWER FESTIVAL IN SOUTH ICELAND120 Euro180 EURAdulti20 / 6 / 20161 / 7 / 2016

LOCAL FLOWER FESTIVAL IN SOUTH ICELAND

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 20 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 1 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: SEEDS volunteers will have the unique opportunity to work in the hot spring capital of the world Hverageroi, volunteering for the municipality. The town is built above a hot-spring field, and derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring: hver. For the first week volunteers will mainly be helping with the preparation of the local town festival Flowers in Town or Blom i bae which is a gardening and flower exhibition held in the town on 26-28 June. Volunteers will assist with general preparation of the local festival as well as preparing flower decorations. During the festival volunteers will also help with various tasks as well as help the locals clean after the festival itself. After the festival, volunteers will help with various tasks such as making walking paths in the geothermal area and applying preservation oil on wood. This project is ideal for volunteers interested in gardening and flowers. The festival is also a great opportunity to meet Icelandic locals. Townspeople actively participate in the festival by innovatively decorating their houses and gardens with flowers and also a few inhabitants open their backyards to visitors and serve vegetable soup. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: SEEDS volunteers will be staying in a local house/school. Volunteers will have access to kitchen and bathrooms and will sleep on mattresses on the floor. Shower facilities in the building are basic. Volunteers will have free access to the local swimming pool. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Hverageroi is a South-Iceland town renowned for greenhouse gardening and its geothermal springs. It is located 45 Km from Reykjavik, and may be seen from the vantage point of the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000 year-old lava field. Throughout the years, pillars of steam from the numerous hot springs in the town may be seen rising up out of the ground. In summer the town is truly a green community, abounding in trees. A green revolution is taking place as areas of woodland expand in and around Hverageroi, with the locals working together in order to further develop their blossoming town.The Hverageroi surroundings are a paradise for outdoor activities. There are hiking trails in the recreational area of Hamar Mountain. From the mountain there are excellent views of land and out to sea. To the north of town is one of the country s largest geothermal areas, Hengill, where plumes of steam can be seen for miles. Hiking and riding trails stretch from town through Elfusdalur valley, into the Hengill volcanic area, all the way to Nesjavellir and Singvellir National Park. Along the way are warm springs where bathing is possible. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 180 (Euros). This fee is paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas. The fee includes the transportation from Reykjavik to the camp and back (on the first and last day of the camp) and the Golden Circle trip. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest International Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

JAVVA1602BELGIORENO,ENVIECO-CENTRE "LA CITE S INVENTE"120 EuroAdulti21 / 6 / 20165 / 7 / 2016

ECO-CENTRE "LA CITE S INVENTE"

PAESE: BELGIO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 21 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 5 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: La CITE s invente is a non profit educational organisation for sustainable development. Its mission is to raise awareness about environmental issues and to promote sustainable ways of life.The main objective of the organisation is to build and design an eco-centre for pedagogical purposes in the hillside (coteaux) of the Citadel of Liege. An eco-centre is a multi-purpose facility dedicated to demonstration of innovations and knowledge transfers for environment protection and sustainable development. In addition to the development of the eco-centre, the organisation is carrying out numerous activities related to environment:- entertainment activities, particularly about compost, biodiversity, vegetable garden, eco-construction, beekeeping, deadheading of fruit trees, healthy food and (soon) permaculture with schools of the neighbourhood and adult groups.- film production and projections- fun, educational and ecological machines- events related to sustainable development (festival,...) WORK DESCRIPTION: The main objective of the workcamp will be to help improving the outdoor and indoor facilities of the eco-centre. Examples of tasks and activities to foresee during the workcamp:- to finalize the outdoor kitchen area- to prepare the construction of a future building whose aim is to host groups (the former sheepfold)- to maintain vegetable gardens (weed, rebuild wood boxes,...)- to carry out finishing work in the eco-centre with natural materials: sanding the terrace, painting pedagogical frames,...- the prepare soil for planting and planting- to dig new ponds- to install nest boxes- to spend one or two days in a permaculture farm in order to learn and to harvest - vegetables and fruits for their meals- to install a tepee in order to host children groups during summer time- to make bread using the wood oven- to pick wild plants- to take part to excursions in the areaThe exact tasks to be carried out during this workcamp will depend on the progress of the works and the priorities at the time of the workcamps. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will sleep in tents next to the eco-centre. Please bring a sleeping bag and a mattress.FOOD: Volunteers will be provided with a kitchen where they will cook for themselves. Food will be local, organic and mainly vegetarian. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The eco-centre is located in the Saint-Leonard area of Liege, at the foot of the hillside of the Citadel. Liege is the biggest city of Wallonia and the third city of Belgium after Brussels and Antwerp. The hillside of the Citadel is a rural area of more than 90 hectares partly located in the historical centre of Liege, whose the half is classed as Natural Heritage of the Walloon Region. This site has more than 60 monuments recognized as Material Heritage by the Walloon Region and counts 13 km of walking trails. REQUIREMENTS: This workcamp is targeting volunteers who are sensitive to environmental issues with a strong interest for sustainable development. Please bring good working shoes and clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. NOTES: AIRPORT: BRU STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

Alt-1UCRAINATEACHEnglish for Students120 EuroAdulti22 / 6 / 201618 / 7 / 2016

English for Students

PAESE: UCRAINA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 7 / 2016

Requirements: project for English-speakers or people with fluent English.

                           Special application form available upon request.

Project partner: Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), based in L’viv, one of the best humanitarian universities in Ukraine. The university was founded by Ukrainian Greek-catholic priests who back to Ukraine after collapse of Soviet Union and years of repressions and exile. University gives secular education following best western standards with some religious elements. University authorities pay a big attention to international cooperation and intercultural learning.   

Project: the annual English Summer School (ESS) is an intensive English course which provides opportunities for spiritual growth, challenging work and fun. Its primary objectives are to enable students to immerse themselves in an English speaking community in order to become fluent English speakers and to create a prayerful, retreat-like environment in keeping with Eastern Christian traditions.  As a rule School hosts up to 100 students and around 20 teachers.

Work: teaching English. Special Orientation program (lasts 3-4 days) will be provided in L’viv, the teachers will be lodged at UCU Residential College. We encourage the volunteer teachers to stay for a day or two after the camp (we take care of the lodging if it's up to 3 days) to say a proper "good-bye" to the students and do some more sightseeing in city. During the orientation program the teachers get to know each other, there's team-building and basic instruction in the methodology of teaching ESL. 

The Academic Program is centered on five daily classes, three in the morning and two in the afternoon. Since two teachers are always assigned to each class, they can help each other or do some in-class-tutoring. 

Besides regular classes we also have evening tutoring and evening activities. So, this is not just teaching, but also creating an English-speaking environment and a community of people who enjoy studying and spending time together. Detailed schedule can be send upon request.


Accommodation/Food: since all of the program participants live in one building, the interaction between the teachers and students is quite intensive. Volunteers will be accommodated in rooms (2 persons per room). Three meals per day will be provided.


Location: L’viv (orientation meeting) and L’viv region (summer school).

Terminal: L’viv.

Nearest Airport: L’viv Airport.


Leisure time: L’viv region has a lot of places of interests that is why you will not feel lack of historical places to visit: castles, monasteries, churches. L’viv itself is a beautiful city of authentic architecture, which is non-formal capital of Western Ukraine. There will an opportunity to visit many museums and other interesting places in L’viv.

        During the orientation program in L’viv, the volunteer teachers will have a guided tour of the central part of L’viv and a visit to a museum. During the school, on the second Sunday of the program, the teachers will be taken on a tour to one of the tourist or religious spots nearby the campsite. Also volunteers will have opportunity to stay after the project few days more for proper city discovering. 


What to bring: good mood and wish to share and learn! You also can bring methodologies, exercises etc

Language: good level of English


Remarks: alcohol is strictly forbidden on the project site. The religious component is an integral part of the whole program. For some teachers, this may be the first time following a regular, daily prayer schedule and/or the first time experiencing the Byzantine Divine Liturgy. Ukraine had a rich and deep religious history and we hope you will be excited to become part of it.


SEEDS 062.ISLANDAENVI,CONSTALKNAFJORDUR IN THE WEST FJORDS (2:4)120 Euro180 EURAdulti22 / 6 / 20166 / 7 / 2016

TALKNAFJORDUR IN THE WEST FJORDS (2:4)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 22 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 6 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: SEEDS volunteers will be working with the local municipality in Talknafjorour, in the West Fjords.Volunteers will work in a forest, planting trees and taking care of green areas. Volunteers will also help to beautify the town, make walking paths, mark walking paths and mark their GPS coordinates. The weather conditions in Iceland can be unpredictable, be prepared to experience different kinds of weather and bring warm clothing since most of the work takes place outdoors. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will sleep on mattresses on the floor in a local house in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. There is no shower in the local house, but volunteers will have access to showers in the local swimming pool.Food supplies will be provided and a kitchen will be available. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking and cleaning.Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The West Fjords are among the most breathtakingly beautiful places in Iceland, with its high mountains and dramatic fjords cutting deep into the landscape. The Lonely Planet travel guide put the area on its top 10 list of regions in the world to visit in 2011.Talknafjorour is located in the southern Westfjords; it is one of three communities in the southwestern area of the Westfjords. Talknafjorour is a fishing village that rests on the 15 km long and nearly 4 km wide bay, also called Talknafjorour. The mountains drop steep into the bay, the lowland stretches are small and narrow and short valleys cut into the interior plateau. Thermal activity has been discovered in a few places and is used for house heating and a swimming pool in the village.The town of Talknafjorour is quite remove, the distance to safjorour, the largest city in the West Fjords, is 161 km and the distance to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland is 403 km. The closest town is Patreksfjorour, just 18 km away. In number of inhabitants is only about 275 people and about two thirds of the people are employed in a local fishing company. The nature in the area is untouched and almost uninhabited. The cliffs and valleys are packed with birds, the uninhabited fjords offer a moment of silence and tranquility, and the Arctic fox proudly roams the mountains and inlets. The waterfalls are high and the streams pure. The distances are long and the fjords are deep. And then there are places where there are no roads at all.There will be countless opportunities to discover the area by foot or to hike the surroundings; the location is surrounded by stunning nature.Our hosting partner will organise some free time activities in the area; for instance visiting the local swimming pool and a day trip in the area. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 180 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Volunteers should have a motivation for working outdoors and be prepared to experience different kinds of weather in a very isolated region of the country. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest international Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VYA-NC-MINI16-03TAIWANRENORENOVATION OF HERITAGE HOUSES IN NANCHIEN COMMUNIT120 EuroAdulti23 / 6 / 201626 / 6 / 2016

RENOVATION OF HERITAGE HOUSES IN NANCHIEN COMMUNIT

PAESE: TAIWAN
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 23 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 26 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: NanChien Community Development Association WORK DESCRIPTION: Every old house tells a different story You can get first-hand experience on local Taiwanese culture by helping the community renovate old houses and streets. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: We will stay in an accommodation owned by the community. Sleep in shared room with woody bed. Sleeping bags are compulsory (Volunteers Need to bring your own, please). Meals will be served by the community. LOCATION AND LEISURE: 1) During your leisure time, you can ride a bike along the western coast, Wuqi Tourist Fish Market, or Gaomei Wetland.2) There is a night market nearby every Monday and Sunday. REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who love old buildings and historical artifacts, and who like the quiet and simple life in country.about Participation Fee:1) 100 USD. (except for volunteers from full member organizations of Alliance and SCI)2) Volunteers should cover the transportation and living expenses by themselves during free schedule. NOTES: We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who love old buildings and historical artifacts, and who like the quiet and simple life in country. AIRPORT: TPE STATION: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VINWC16-12NEPALMANU, ENVIPainting, Decoration and Gardening Project120 Euro230 EURAdulti24 / 6 / 20165 / 7 / 2016

Painting, Decoration and Gardening Project

PAESE: NEPAL
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 5 / 7 / 2016

 

Background/Project: VIN has been working for the welfare of the people of marginalized communities. VIN has implemented its holistic approach and focuses for women and children to achieve its goal. VIN aims to empower the children of those communities through educational programs and training. VIN is supporting local public schools with the help of volunteers involved in construction and maintenance, teaching English and sharing their skills. The schools lack basic infrastructure. The walls of the class rooms are not painted or decorated. The land around the school is not protected well. It is barren and, due to the lack of the trees, landslides occur frequently during the rainy season.

The teaching method in Nepal is mostly based on the ‘talk and chalk’ system. VIN, in partnership with the District Education Office (DEO), and some international organizations have been providing different types of training using a variety of educational materials to make the teaching more effective.

Recognising these concerns, VIN organises camps to address these environmental and educational issues. The work will vary largely in the camps and will include some simple physical work. This project aims to plant flowers and trees around school to make it an environmentally friendly area and protect nature and its beauty. The workcamp volunteers will be involved in producing a colourful and fun learning environment for the children by creating alphabets, numbers, pictures of animals, birds, body parts and so on. The kind of schedule and the focus of the project will be adapted to the season, the possibilities and the needs of the moment, to improve the achievements in a long-term view.

Objectives:

To paint the wall, class rooms and fence of school compound, to make the ground plain, to make garden around school area, educate the children to build a better and more conscious society.

To promote friendship, understanding and solidarity among local people and international volunteers.

Work: Fence, classrooms and wall painting and decoration, Gardening, Clear the ground.

Location:

1. Tarakeshwor : Tarakeshwor municipality lies on Kathmandu District. It is around 10-15 km from main ring road to Balaju, Kathmandu covered with hills, fields and woods.

2. Okharpawa community: It is in Nuwakot District, which is 17 km from Kathmandu with fields, woods and hills.

Placement Support Process: Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff from the airport and dropped to local host family.  The first day is the arrival day. The second day volunteers will receive a full day orientation at VIN office in Kathmandu. The placement orientation will cover, cultural tips, survival phrases on Nepali language, health tips, project activities preparation and about VIN. Then actual workcamp starts on from the day third. You will be always guided by a Nepali camp leader and VIN supervisors will visit you time to time for follow up support. Should you have any concerns on the workcamp, you may always call us for immediate help. During or after the workcamp, our staff will take you a half day sight-seeing to cultural heritage sites. On the last day of the workcamp, you will submit a detailed work report, fill up an exit form and sit with VIN executives for exit interview and feedback session.

 

Accommodation:  The volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN.  The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms.  There will be 2-6 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.

Language: Basic English should be spoken among participants

 

Participation Fee: The participation fee 230 Euros is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer.

 

The Participation Fee Covers:

Food and Accommodation: Nepali Standard at a local host family – 3 meals a day

Transportation: Airport pick up and pick up and drop to the working community site

A half day guided sight-seeing for the world heritage site of Kathmandu

Materials for the work-camp, community development projects support

Local volunteer support cost

VIN T-shirt and certificate of participation

24 hours emergency support

VIN admin cost,

What’s excluded?

Airfare, VISA, Travel medical insurance, return airport transfer, entrance fees on the world heritage sights, Personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc

 

Meeting point: VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo. 

If you want to come earlier and explore the country more, you may find pre-paid taxi at the airport or VIN may help you on that. You also can come VIN office, Balaju on the first day at the latest 12.00 midday.

 

Airport : Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

 

Leisure Activities: Either before or after your workcamp, there exists the option to undertake a short VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions. 

(The detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form from the sending organization)

CBF01FRANCIARENOVillage de Jeunes Mettray (Age 18-30)120 EuroAdulti24 / 6 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

Village de Jeunes Mettray (Age 18-30)

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

The project : The Village of Youth of Mettray is an educative center for professional inclusion and medical support for youth. It hosts around a hundred young people, who face many sorts of difficulties, all year long. The idea is to mix the international volunteers group with the Institute of young people for some parts of the day in order to encourage them to develop exchanges with people from different backgrounds, and to integrate them in a collective project of tolerance and citizenship.

This beautiful place was created in the 19th century and is classified as Historical Monument. For several years, it hosts international workcamps which are contributing to the complete restoration of the site and has always provided a very warm welcome.

Works : Restoration of stone walls around the place according to traditional masonry and landscaping. Some of the work might be done on scaffolds; the project might not suit for people with vertigo!

Location : The small town of Mettray (about 2140 inhabitants) is located at 10km north west from Tours (Centre region), in the departement of Indre et Loire. It is not far from several castles of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage. 

For more information on Mettray : http://mettray.mairie.com 

To discover the touristic sites of Tourraine : http://www.tourism-touraine.com. 

Accommodation : You will be accommodated in one of the buildings, with a kitchen, the bathrooms and rooms for sleeping. 

Special Requirements : open minded volunteers, mature and ready to work and share with all kinds of public! This project is run under the OFAJ, and is open to Italian, German and French volunteers only.

Language: english and french

Nearest big town : METTRAY

Nearest airport : Paris

Trainstation Terminal : Tours


EST 09ESTONIAKIDSDOWN TOWN KIDS COUNTRY120 EuroAdulti24 / 6 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

DOWN TOWN KIDS COUNTRY

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Teaching kids English in fun and interactive way staying in picturesque countryside ProjectThis project is organized for teenagers by the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite within its annual activities on multicultural issues. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication using the learning-by-doing method which includes project work, games, handicrafts, meetings, discussions, direct contact to young people from abroad as well as alternative English language practice. The project gets 10 to 13 years old kids from Estonia, providing them the first experience of the intercultural learning. The common theme for all camps this year is INTEGRITY. We believe that thanks to the integrity of individual personalities people will be able to prevent any violence or aggression in a society. It seems that personal integrity is not possible without having social ease or a gentle demeanor. Within the theme, camp participants guided by international volunteers are going to discuss such important for personal and social integrity issues as habitual conventions in the civilized society and cultural customs of the nations, fare conduct and mode of action, style of life and ways to behave. NB This shift will be run in the village of Vaibla near Viljandi in the South of Estonia. WORK DESCRIPTION: Activating teenage participants in the summer country camp and providing them with cross-cultural learning experience. The volunteers will do it through informal methods of teaching and working in small group techniques. Among the activities to be held by the team of volunteers are playing games and music popular in the countries the volunteers represent; drama and sports; preparing festivals and disco parties, intellectual and social games, common discussions, handicrafts; leading and supporting teens in their work on the team projects within the discussed themes of the camp etc.; preparing and leading teams presentations on the countries the camp volunteers are from. Each day of the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity, and finally party in the evening. Volunteers together with a local coordinator are responsible for the day activities in the camp. The work can be pretty hard, involving long working hours, requiring high level of commitment and responsibility for the camp program and the young participants. Most of local kids are Russian-speaking youngsters from the minority groups of Estonia. The total number of participants is around 40. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will stay in the shared rooms for 2-4 persons of the same camp house as kids. Toilets and showers are of common use. You do NOT need a sleeping bag, but please bring your own towels. All meals are provided in the camp canteen. More information about the camp site is on www.veldemani.ee LOCATION AND LEISURE: TerminalAirport, bus or train station, harbor in Tallinn; bus to Viljandi; specially arranged transport to Vaibla village. This shift will be run in the village of Vaibla near Viljandi in the South of Estonia. More information about the camp site is on www.veldemani.ee LEISURE TIMEThere are a lot of possibilities for active leisure time in this countryside camp: swimming, sunbathing, hiking, sport, etc. Excursion to Viljandi, a culture town well known for its valued Culture Academy, Ugala Drama Theatre and famous international Folk Music Festival, is foreseen. More on www.viljandi.ee REQUIREMENTS: You have to be really motivated to work with teenagers. Please provide a letter of your motivation along with the application form. Experience in work with children is an advantage. Your ideas and actual preparation to do the activities for teens are essential. We ask you to bring some materials: postcards, posters, symbols of your country, music or popular national games etc typical for your country which can be used during your country presentation. Also it will be great if you can bring any traditional food to present during intercultural evenings. We expect active volunteers with a good knowledge of history and culture of their country as well as with an ability and wish to present it to others in a creative way. A good level of English is required. The minimum age of volunteers is 20. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Tallinn MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

IJGD 76111GERMANIAENVITHE OLD BRICKWORKDS AT GAHLEN i GAHLEN120 EuroAdulti24 / 6 / 201615 / 7 / 2016

THE OLD BRICKWORKDS AT GAHLEN i GAHLEN

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: Interform e.V., the integrative environmental education facilities at the old brickworks in Gahlen, is a meeting place and workspace for many different groups of people. As participants of this international workcamp, you can get involved in the following projects: ecological agriculture of vegetables and herbs in permaculture, composting organic waste such as leaves and trees, laying down raised flower beds and shelters using hay bales and loam, planting green roofs, shaping protective hedges, harvesting plants and food, securing seeds for reproduction, garden and landscape art (LandArt) with natural, retro and recycling materials, extending a caravan as well as preparing the harvested food to make your own food during open meetings and projects. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You ll be staying in tents or trailers on site. You ll cook your own meals together. LOCATION AND LEISURE: You ll spend your workcamp right in the middle of nature on the grounds which you will help to shape and build. You re invited to try out every kind of outside activity: swimming in the lake, cycling, playing football and during the evenings, sitting around the camp fire and watching the stars. There s a lake for swimming nearby that s easily reachable by bike. And of course, you can spend the evening in the nearby small town of Calau, or cycle around Gahlen, or even travel to Berlin or Dresden at the weekend. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: Calau MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SF-02RUSSIAKIDS,EDUMOST: MODERN OPEN-MINDED SMART TEAM120 EuroAdulti24 / 6 / 201614 / 7 / 2016

MOST: MODERN OPEN-MINDED SMART TEAM

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The project will be organized in the south of Russia near of the Black sea. We organize this project together with experienced youth NGO with very serious name “Falcogroup”. This NGO works in the field of youth work and organizes such events like children and youth camps (www.mostcamp.org ), conferences, art projects, trainings and seminars. This camp was organized already several times. The camp is aimed at development of intercultural dialogue and tolerance, interest to different countries and cultures, intercultural learning, communication skills, sustainable friendship and study of the English language. It was created for today’s children and teenagers, who want to develop their communication skills, express and implement their ideas and creativity. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main tasks of volunteers are: - organizing language workshops for children, - playing in communicative games with children, - making presentations about different countries, - organizing cultural and art events for children, - organizing and participating in sport activities. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will leave in the rooms for 5-6 persons, shower and toilets are in every room, (washing facilities available) meal will be provided 3 times per day.Unfortunately vegetarian food can not be provided. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Krasnodar region, Tuapse. You will have a chance to visit Sochi where Winter Olympic Games 2014 were organized. Volunteers will have a chance to enjoy sunbathing, swimming in the sea and different sport activities. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers need to provide the following documents: -fluorography -syphilis and HIV test -medical inspection by dermatologist NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SEEDS 063.ISLANDAENVIREVEGETATION IN THE SOUTH OF ICELAND (2:2)120 Euro250 EURAdulti24 / 6 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

REVEGETATION IN THE SOUTH OF ICELAND (2:2)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: Since 2007, SEEDS has been working with an organization devoted to the re-vegetation of eroded soils in the south-west of Iceland. The aim is to halt the downward spiral of erosion and to strengthen the ecosystem by enhancing its natural vegetation. SEEDS volunteers will perform three different types of work with GFF: a) Revegetation and erosion control, b) Tree planting, c) Monitoring the survival and growth of tree plantations of former years. By using organic waste materials for fertilizing we aim for a double environmental gain. The soils, impoverished of plant nutrients, are enriched while the amount of materials in need for a treatment as waste is substantially decreased. The south-west is part of the volcanic belt of Iceland, with vast lava fields and erodible volcanic soils. Additionally, the area has suffered from overgrazing of sheep for long. Consequently the ecological condition is rather poor and some areas are stripped entirely of top soil.Close to 70 of the total population lives in this part of Iceland. Different kinds of organic waste materials are being generated in and from the urban environment, substantial quantities every year. In the long run materials like horse manure, garden waste and the likes are the best revegetation means available. We work to make way for these materials as a revegetation medium. In this project we combine professionalism with idealism. The results so far can already be seen at a number of sites in the area and since 2007 with great contribution from SEEDS volunteers. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be lodged in a school with basic facilities in one of Reykjavik s neighbouring towns, Hafnarfjorour. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses provided, please bring a sleeping bag. Food ingredients will be provided and the group will be responsible for cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some traditional food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The work will take place in the vicinity of Reykjavik, and the groups will touch upon more than one project in different places. The main emphasis will be on erosion control on the banks of Kleifarvatn (big lake in Reykjanes peninsula), Vatnsskaro, Bolalda, Sandskeio and various sites on the Reykjanes peninsula.The Reykjanes peninsula is located near the capital and most travellers coming to Iceland land in the area. The peninsula is marked by active volcanism under its surface, and large lava fields allow little vegetation. There are numerous hot springs and sulphur springs in the southern half of the peninsula, around the Kleifarvatn Lake and in the Krisuvik geothermal area. The Peninsula is famous for its hiking trails that zigzag through the region with colourful landscapes. Amazing ocean cliffs, (up to 70 m high) are nested by numerous bird species, often a wonderful spot for bird and whale watching. Another great asset of the peninsula is the Blue Lagoon, a pool using the hot and mineralized water coming down from the geothermal power station. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take on two excursions in the workcamp. One is a daytrip to Singvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir and the other one is a two day trip to the Snaefellsnes peninsula, where the participants have to pay 25 euros for the accommodation. REQUIREMENTS: : Participation fee EUR 250 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Please bring warm clothes and outdoor wear as the weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable, even during the summer months. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest International Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VYA-XILUO-MTV16-02TAIWANRENOBACKPACKERU S HOUSE IN SILUO120 EuroAdulti24 / 6 / 201623 / 9 / 2016

BACKPACKERU S HOUSE IN SILUO

PAESE: TAIWAN
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 23 / 9 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Louyoung Cultural and Education Foundation WORK DESCRIPTION: These positions are for 3-12 months.Priority will be given to volunteers who can participate for 6 months. Xiluo LMTV workcamp is going to maintain and management the backpacker house poundwork A-BHpoundand Grocery store(work B-GS). Volunteer will maintain the daily house clean (or Grocery store), the reception, update internet blog or FB. Volunteer has to maintain the backpacker house and Grocery store to offer the locals and visitor a comfortable living condition. Volunteer will also do some gardening and English teaching and join community environmental events etcU.Local volunteer will support international volunteer to run this project as well.For more information of Louyoung Cultural and Educational Foundation and find the Xiluo workcamp information, please browse:http://www.louyoung.org.tw http://ms1.louyoung.org.tw/signup2/?q=video http://ms1.louyoung.org.tw/signup2/?q=node/8 Explain for work: Work A: This is an international backpacker house and welcome youth from all around the world. Therefore, volunteer has to be a kindly host and in charge of daily maintain and management for the backpacker house. Volunteers will doing such as the daily house clear after the visitor check out- wash pillow cover, bed cover, clear the rooms, be a host when there is visitor. Work B: Volunteer will run communities Grocery store, in chare of daily maintain and management for the Glossary store. Volunteers will do some daily clear work for the store. The store is running by the local volunteer team. They need international volunteer to support the daily operation. English Teachingpound 2 hours. Per week. It helps Volunteers to get involved in the community social relationship/life.Community party/meetingpound Feel free to join Silou ROTARY club weekly meeting. And learn different local opinion. Regular meetingpound With hosting (Louyoung foundation) staff and local volunteer leader .Discussion some of the working detail UpoundFree Day: Volunteers will have 2 free days per week on Monday and Tuesday only. Weekend is always the bid day to run the backpacker house and Grocery store. It is not allowed to take holiday in weekend. Culture Exchange: The locals would be more than happy to welcome you in Xiluo. Please use this opportunity to exchange experiences, to learn more about other social, cultural and political living conditions and to show them, in return yours. In order to promote that, we will have some special cultural event at SeptemberU October and some Celebrates from the temple. The volunteers will be able to present their countries and have fun together with the locals. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will in Xiluo backpacker House. Two volunteers will share in one double room.The address is: 2F, No.81 Yenping road (community library), located in town center. Volunteer can use bike for daily transportation and the bus station, post office or 24h shop are just nearby. A comfortable blanket will to offer. So there is no need to bring sleeping bag. And there will be some packet money around NTUS dollar 5000 to support daily food(it depends on if the local host doesnU t provide the food), but volunteer has to cook by themselves, or enjoy the delicious local foods in local restaurants. Internet is always available both in working place and accommodation. There is a washing machine in accommodation. The weather is always changed in the season, temperature could be from 1065533;230;- 3065533;230; please bring the suitable clothes. And please bring the umbrella or raining cost with you. LOCATION AND LEISURE: A traditional Taiwan typical town in Yun-Lin County, locating on the middle-western of Taiwan. 1hr to Taichung city and 2hrs to Tainan city by public bus. REQUIREMENTS: igh motivation for learning and respect to local culture. CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct) Application form 2 references from school or company basic Chinese is welcome Skype interview are request. Please offer all documents when apply. NOTES: igh motivation for learning and respect to local culture. CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct) Application form 2 references from school or company basic Chinese is welcome Skype interview are request. Please offer all documents when apply. AIRPORT: TPE STATION: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

NICE-16-V25GIAPPONEAGRI, MANUOzuchi VS23120 Euro10000 JPNAdulti24 / 6 / 201627 / 6 / 2016

Ozuchi VS23

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 24 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 27 / 6 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now no people live there! Still 10 houses are remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. The workcamp last year did great job to revive the stone wall made about 100 years ago! WORK DESCRIPTION: We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) cultivation of abandoned land and bamboo forest (2) maintaining vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (3) school visiting and organizing events with local old people. And do some other work for the community. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Renovated house (traditional house!). Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Komatsu. From Osaka, It takes 3.5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda airport), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For Narita/Haneda airport. You need to arrive at Osaka by Friday noon and can leave there from Monday late afternoon. Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.! REQUIREMENTS: High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! B3 NOTES: 10,000 JPY to be paid on your arrivals. Language: English((Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Revive the abondon, but beautiful village by maintenance of the forests and fields. You can enjoy very beautiful nature and culture!

Vol40ITALIASiciliaMarine LitterEstate a casa Macondo250 Adulti25 / 6 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Estate a casa Macondo

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 25 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: Le attività previste per il campo sono parte del primo progetto in Italia per il riutilizzo sociale dei beni sotto sequestro alla mafia; il campo verterà sulla pulizia di un tratto di scogliera di Favignana estesa su 5km chiamata sicchitella. I volontari contribuiranno a ripulire la parte di scogliera più esposta alle intemperie invernali, dove, quindi, si sono accumulati la maggior parte dei rifiuti. Inoltre parteciperanno alla gestione di casa Macondo e a rendere agibile la ciclofficina popolare. Nei pomeriggi si affronteranno i temi delle ecomafie e tutela del territorio attraverso dibattiti a cui saranno invitati anche ospiti esterni. 
Il progetto si chiama CASA MACONDO, un bene sotto sequestro per mafia, esempio unico in Italia di bene ancora non sotto confisca definitiva affidato per fini sociali. L’argomento sarà approfondito durante le ore di formazione che si terranno durante il campo.

Perché CASA MACONDO:
CASA perché il prefetto del Popolo Fulvio Sodano, ci ha insegnato con la sua vita vissuta, con la sofferenza della sua malattia, che lo STATO è CASA NOSTRA. Casa Macondo essendo dello stato è casa nostra;

MACONDO perché dedicata a quel giornalista, sociologo, uomo, ucciso dalla mafia a Trapani, fondatore a Milano di Macondo, un circolo culturale in cui confluivano svariate attività di rilevanza artistica, culturale e sociale, in assoluto uno dei primi centri sociali inaugurati in Italia. Mauro Rostagno; uomo che decise di lottare contro il sistema mafioso trapanese raccontando quello che accadeva nel quotidiano, andando tra la gente povera e dimenticata dai potenti, immolandosi al suo destino di piombo.

Macondo per Favignana  rappresenta un luogo di sperimentazione ed espressione libera, un luogo di impegno e responsabilità, rappresenta,  nel suo piccolo, l’Italia che vorremmo.

CIRCOLO: 
Il nostro circolo Legambiente Egadi,  è la prima associazione che svolge attività ambientaliste strutturate nella storia delle Egadi. Siamo inseriti e apprezzati nel contesto sociale, forti della testimonianza che ogni giorno diamo ai cittadini del nostro impegno. Il circolo nasce dall’esperienza di un ritrovamento e salvamento di una Tartaruga Marina, che ha fatto nascere l’esigenza di creare un centro di recupero di questi animali avvenuta l’estate scorsa, grazie ad una collaborazione tra la Legambiente, l’Area Marina Protetta e il WWF. Il nostro circolo ha condotto differenti battaglie come la pesca abusiva degli strascichi a mare, la privatizzazione di spiagge o scogliere per la realizzazione di chioschi, lidi, ristoranti. 

LUOGO:
i volontari che partecipano ai nostri campi hanno svolto negli anni (questa è l’ottava stagione di campi) lavori di riqualificazione del territorio come il ripristino del sentiero che sale per il castello di s. Caterina, prima impraticabile e oggi sgombro dai rovi e la pulizia della scogliera della sicchitella. L'isola di Favignana è piccina quindi qualsiasi spostamento non potrà mai superare più di 5/6 chilometri; anche per questo abbiamo scelto la possibilità di muoverci esclusivamente in bicicletta. L'isola di Favignana  vi sorprenderà per la sua storia, al centro del Mediterraneo, abitata sin dalla preistoria, ha nel proprio territorio un grande capitale di beni culturali. Quelli più importanti e facilmente individuabili il castello di S. Caterina, L'ex stabilimento Tonnare Florio e il Palazzo Florio.

LAVORO:
la mattina presto si andrà in bici verso il luogo di lavoro, la scogliera della sicchitiella. Ciascun volontario si porterà il proprio attrezzo di lavoro (zappe, rastrelli, guanti..) e inizieremo la rimozione dei rifiuti spiaggiati. Inoltre i volontari parteciperanno alla gestione di casa Macondo e a rendere agibile la ciclofficina popolare. Nei pomeriggi si affronteranno i temi delle ecomafie e tutela del territorio attraverso dibattiti a cui saranno invitati anche ospiti esterni.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE:
Le ore del tardo pomeriggio saranno utilizzate per momenti ed incontri formativi grazie a testimonianze dirette di chi si batte ogni giorno per la salvaguardia dell'ambiente e contro tutte le mafie e illegalità, visiteremo il centro di Tartarughe marine cogestito con l’Area Marina Protetta, la Legambiente Italia e il WWF, incontreremo gli operatori dell’Area Marina Protetta delle Isole Egadi, la più grande riserva marina d’Europa.

ALLOGGIO: villetta spartana con tre camerate con letti a castello, un ampio patio tutto nostro dove mangeremo e un ampio giardino. 



IJGD 26312GERMANIARENORENOVATION BY A QUARRY POND - INGOLSTADT120 EuroAdulti25 / 6 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

RENOVATION BY A QUARRY POND - INGOLSTADT

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 25 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: Together with the local youth group, an ijgd workcamp cleaned up a long-standing empty building by the quarry pond in Ingolstadt in 2012. Since then, this building has been used as a centre focusing on youth work and education for the locals of Ingolstadt, as well as a green classroom . Your task will be to develop an attic space within the building, under the guidance of local artisans. You will, amongst other things, lay down flooring and partition walls. Besides this, in the area outside the building, you ll use historical bricks and tiles to build a bread oven. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Your accommodation will consist of camp beds in large tents (4 to 6 people per tent) on the grounds of the quarry pond s youth centre (around 2km away from the town centre). A kitchen and bathroom facilities are also available. Meals will be a mix of participants cooking together for themselves (for breakfast and dinner) and being catered for (lunch on the building site). LOCATION AND LEISURE: The fortified town of Ingolstadt lies on the river Donau and has many historical sights to offer. The old town boasts many splendid churches, castles and town houses. There are also museums and a zoo. You can go swimming in the quarry pond right next to the youth centre, or in the outdoor swimming pool next to the cultural youth centre Fronte 79 , located 2km away. After 4pm, you can also meet local youth in Fronte 79, and even make use of the table football, billiards and internet connection there. There are bicycles available for you to travel the 2km into town. Day trips to Nurnberg, Munich and the Alps are also possible. At the quarry pond itself, there is Minigolf, boat rental, indoor climbing walls, an animal enclosure and an archery range. REQUIREMENTS: You should be able to ride a bicycle. A flair for working with tools is desirable, as well as a passion for physical work. NOTES: More info on the quarry pond s youth centre: www.sjr-in.de/537. More info on Fronte 79 cultural youth centre: www.sjr-in.de/index_fronte AIRPORT: MUC STATION: Ingolstadt MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VSS01SERBIAENVIKAMENICKI VIS I, NIS120 EuroAdulti25 / 6 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

KAMENICKI VIS I, NIS

PAESE: SERBIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 25 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: In 2015 the Association Kamenica claimed a devastated camp settlement along the favourite picnic site for the inhabitants of the third biggest town of Serbia, Nis, called Kamenicki vis , which was not operational for the last 10 years. Their goal is to renovate the camp and to open an educational and recreational youth camp, which will be fully integrated with the natural, economic and social environment, so we can offer free programs for children and youth. In 2015 Association Kamenica have successfully realized their first international workcamp. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will clean excessing vegetation from the camp area and two more picnic sites nearby. They will paint wooden houses, clean the trails and surrounding roads. Also they will help building a new road which will connect the camp cite with the forest, the cave and the surrounding springs. Local volunteers join the work of the international group. The volunteers will be also involved in promotional activities. They will promote the new hiking path to local inhabitants, town officials, partner organizations and media during the workcamp Open day. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the camp site in fully equipped wooden houses. Volunteers will prepare meals by themselves, food will be provided by the organizers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The campsite Kamenicki vis is located in the mountains, at the altitude of 800 meters, only 13 km from the center of Nis. It offers a clear view of the entire city and its surroundings. It is surrounded by natural beauty, rich flora and fauna, historical monuments and archaeological sites. During free time volunteers can use basketball and football courts or hike. It is also planned to have a guided tour around the area to get to know the local cultural and historical heritage as well as to visit Nis. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: AIRPORT: INI STATION: Nis MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol76ITALIACampaniaSensibilizzazione e informazionePalinuro250 Ragazzi25 / 6 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

Palinuro

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 25 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: il campo si svolge in collaborazione con il comune di Centola-Palinuro che intende valorizzare le proprie ricchezze paessaggistiche, naturali e culturali attraverso percorsi di sostenibilità. Accanto alla promozione di un turismo dolce e destagionalizzato, è stato fatto un importante lavoro sulla raccolta differenziata.

LAVORO: I volontari saranno impegnati in una serie di attività finalizzate alla tutela e salvaguardia del territorio di Centola-Palinuro e delle sue frazioni, e iniziative di informazione e sensibilizzazione sulla nuova modalità di raccolta differenziata che partirà proprio questa estate. I volontari, adeguatamente formati e preparati, con l'ausilio di un banchetto informativo, forniranno informazioni dettagliate a turisti e cittadini. Inoltre potranna essere impegnati in attività di supporto nella realizzazione di eventi culturali organizzati dall'amministrazione stessa.

LUOGO: Centola-Palinuro è una splendida località del basso Cilento, allungata su un crinale sulla cui sommità si sviluppa Centola, mentra a valle si trova la marina di Palinuro, famosa per le sue bellissime spiagge (come la spiaggia dell'Arco naturale, situata alla foce del fiume Mingardo) e le innumerevoli caverne e grotte sommerse che si estendono sull'intero promontorio di Capo Palinuro.

ALLOGGIO: il gruppo di volontari sarà ospitato in una scuola, fornita di brandine e materassi.

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: attitudine alle relazioni e a parlare con le persone.

NICE-16-041SRI LANKAAGRIPani S3120 Euro245 USDAdulti25 / 6 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

Pani S3

PAESE: SRI LANKA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 25 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2013 in this place). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Paniyankadawala is located in the North Central province. In this area, people depend on paddy farming and besides that, home gardening and other small scale crops are planting because for next 8 months, they cannot grow any crops. Some families are making clay bricks for their survivals. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will join poor farming families by planting, weeding, harvesting, putting fertilizers, etc. as well as small scale brick making. We will also do some activities with the women’s group, youth and children. At the last dinner, we will prepare our countrys’ food and do some cultural activities too. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Village house. Meals will be cooked by the host family and a pillow with a case and coverlet will be provided while you still need to bring a sheet. LOCATION AND LEISURE: 18km from Anuradhapura (Sri Lankan first kingdom established 2,600 years ago) and 300 km from Colombo (7 hours by bus). Raining season is from the mid Sep. to the early Jan. Colombo - You need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of the day before the first day and can leave there after the midnight of the last day. Other activities: Visit to the ancient city, the monuments, the temples and lakes. Study theme: Study and visit for the history of agriculture and hydro civilization existed more than 2,000 years ago REQUIREMENTS: High motivation to work and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! NOTES: 245 USD to be paid on your arrivals. One week participants should pay 175 USD. 225 USD for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps or is from less expensive countries. Language: English (Sri Lankan is also welcomed!) Other remark: One week participantion is possible only in 06/25-07/01. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for one week. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Farming with the low income, but high happiness families of the village in Sri Lanka! Back to 2,000 years ago to explore the ancient civilization.

Vol07ITALIAToscanaBiodiversitàAlla scoperta della biodiversità. I viaggi della bellezza in barca a vela.590 Ragazzi26 / 6 / 20163 / 7 / 2016

Alla scoperta della biodiversità. I viaggi della bellezza in barca a vela.

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 590
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 3 / 7 / 2016

Diversamente Marinai propone un campo della durata di una settimana in barca a vela nell’Arcipelago Toscano. L’obiettivo è quello di promuovere la tutela del territorio marino e, contemporaneamente, sviluppare il senso della bellezza che la vita a bordo di un imbarcazione può trasmettere. Non ci può essere vera salvaguardia dell’ambiente senza la capacità di poter apprezzare il paesaggio naturale. Il campo di lavoro vuole realizzare interventi concreti per migliorare la qualità ambientale, mostrando all’equipaggio come vivere sul mare e con il mare sia un’esperienza unica e indimenticabile. La pulizia delle spiagge inaccessibili a piedi, il monitoraggio dei materiali inquinanti presenti nelle acque dell’Arcipelago sono integrate dall'avvistamento dei cetacei, dalla  pratica quotidiana della riduzione degli sprechi che la vita di bordo comporta, dalla possibilità di spostarsi utilizzando soltanto il vento. 

CIRCOLO: L’A.S.D. Diversamente Marinai è stata fondata nel 2011 ed ha come obiettivo principale quello di rendere accessibile il mondo della vela e della navigazione a tutti, integrando le marginalità sociali e le disabilità. Nel corso di questi anni ha promosso diverse iniziative, collaborando con la Regione Toscana ed il Progetto GiovaniSì con associazioni locali e nazionali. Le rotte percorse dalle nostre imbarcazioni hanno solcato l’Arcipelago Toscano portando nei porti equipaggi misti, progetti scolastici e percorsi di trekking ambientale.

LUOGO: L'Isola del Giglio, situata nell'arcipelago della Toscana di fronte al Monte Argentario, è davvero una perla tutta da scoprire. Giglio offre agli appassionati del mare bellissime spiagge e insenature. Le sue limpidissime acque sono un affascinante mondo subacqueo per gli amanti delle immersioni e il suo territorio (per il 90% ancora selvaggio) invita ad avventurarsi per i percorsi pedonali. Dinnanzi al promontorio di Monte Argentario, sorge la più meridionale delle isole dell'arcipelago toscano: l'isola di Giannutri con la sua forma inconfondibile di una mezzaluna. Dista 12 miglia marine dall' Isola del Giglio, il suo punto più elevato è Monte Mario 83 metri sul livello del mare; ha una superficie di 260 ettari e uno sviluppo costiero di 11 chilometri. La bassa macchia mediterranea regna ancora con i suoi colori e profumi. Meta di passo per una miriade di uccelli che raggiungono l'Europa per nidificare, è la terra d'elezione per il rondone pallido ed è colonizzata sulle coste dai numerosi gabbiani reali. La natura calcarea e l'eccezionale trasparenza dell'acqua, la straordinaria diversità biologica e la presenza di relitti, rendono unici questi fondali, richiamando ogni anno migliaia di subacquei. Certamente fu abitata già nella preistoria (come testimoniano i numerosi ritrovamenti di armi e utensili) e fu frequentata da Etruschi e Romani. Giacciono ancora sui fondali di questo tratto di mare alcuni relitti di navi mercantili, testimoni di antichi traffici marittimi.

Didattica della vela e la vita di bordo

L’attività prevede un corso di secondo livello di navigazione a vela e conduzione di un’imbarcazione, attraverso la sperimentazione diretta delle nozioni acquisite.

Pulizia delle spiagge accessibili solo dal mare

Il progetto prevede la pulizia delle spiagge inaccessibili via terra, attraverso la raccolta dei rifiuti di materiale inquinante. 

Avvistamento cetacei

Il monitoraggio di delfini e balene è da anni di interesse centrale per la salvaguardia delle specie mediterranee che vivono nelle acque dell’Arcipelago.

Monitoraggio dell’inquinamento del mare

I partecipanti saranno impegnati nel monitoraggio di alcune zone costiere particolarmente inquinate da oggetti galleggianti e riporteranno dati e riflessioni su appositi moduli convenzionati con Legambiente, fornendo dati che potranno essere utilizzati per scopi scientifici.


ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: 

Conoscenza della biodiversità della Zona umida di Mola (Porto Azzurro, LI) e della zona sotto tutela delle Dune di Lacona (Capoliveri, LI) tramite attività didattiche realizzate in collaborazione con il Circolo Legambiente dell'Arcipelago Toscano.

ALLOGGIO:  partecipanti saranno imbarcati su due cabinati a vela della lunghezza di 12-14 m, divisi in due gruppi da n. 8 o 6 persone. 


Imbarcazione n.1  Gwaihir                      Imbarcazione n. 2 Aton

cabine matrimoniali: n.2                          Cabine Matrimoniali: n. 1

cabina quadrupla: n. 1                             Cabina tripla: n. 1

posti in dinette: n. 3                                 Posti in dinette: n. 4

bagni: n. 2                                                 Bagni: n. 2


REQUISITI RICHIESTI: 

Spirito di adattamento e amore per il mare


GEN-16TURCHIARENO,ENVI,CONS,MANUME AND MY FRIENDS-6120 EuroAdulti26 / 6 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

ME AND MY FRIENDS-6

PAESE: TURCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: If you wish to join in a work camp with your close friends, class mates or volunteers of your previous work camps, just alert them. Also if you are an individual or a couple, but prefer to be in a smaller group, you are welcome too. GENTUR can host up to 5 individuals or 3-5 people from the same country for the same period. The host, Math Village needs small group of volunteers for different daily tasks during the summer while there are math courses for Turkish pupils and students. This camp will give you a chance to meet a lot of Turkish young people who will be participating in mathematic courses in the center between 1st of June and 15th of September. WORK DESCRIPTION: Construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening, class cleaning and kitchen works at a non-formal education center. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: A: Under the supplied tents. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary. If you prefer privacy you can bring your own tent. F: Food is provided at the venue. Volunteers help the staff for preparing, cooking the meals, setting up the tables and serving the food to the students during the courses and washing the dishes. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Sirince is a small village in the west of Turkey. Please be aware that the center is a bit isolated. No night life, TV or disco is available at the center, but there is internet connection. The next village Sirince, which is only 15 minutes by foot, is very attractive and famous for its homemade wines and traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk, which is the home of world famous Ephessus open-air museum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mUqg1yBFTo . The nearest city Izmir, is one hour away by coach. REQUIREMENTS: Extra Fee: Individuals can apply free of charge. 3 and more applications from the same country is subject to a charge of 50 Euro per person. This cost is shared with the host to buy working materials. NOTES: GROUP OF FRIENDS CAN APPLY TOGETHER AIRPORT: ADB STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

CAT07SPAGNAARCHThe Iberians, life underground120 Euro20 EURAdulti26 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

The Iberians, life underground

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Fundació Escolta Josep Carol WORK DESCRIPTION: The technical work is focused on recovery and maintenance of the archeologic site of Castellar. There will be different tasks: Cleaning of the excavation area and its surrounding, improve and preserve the environment and the access to the site, stratigraphic excavation of the area, interpretation and classification of the site’s objects and structures, study and document archeological materials, arrangement of the archaeological site. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: At the building of the swimming pool of the village. The volunteers will live in the second floor of the building which is composed of a big dormitory, a pantry area, a patio and a dining room. There is an outdoor kitchen. The volunteers will use the bathroom and the showers of the swimming pool. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Wide range of free time activities proposed: cultural visits, training activities, a daily assembly, debates, swimming pool, games, party nights. During the weekends the volunteers will have the opportunity to visit la Llacuna, the Medieval Castle of Vilademàger and to make excursions to Plana d’Ancosa and Serra d’Ancosa-Brufaganya i Foix. REQUIREMENTS: Accessing: For socioeconomic background and mental disabilities. Not for reduced mobility NOTES: New camp! Accessing: For socioeconomic background and mental disabilities. Not for reduced mobility Extra fee: 20 euros, to be paid in advance. AIRPORT: BCN STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

ISL 02SLOVACCHIAENVIBANSKA STIAVNICA120 EuroAdulti26 / 6 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

BANSKA STIAVNICA

PAESE: SLOVACCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp will be organized in an old mining town in the middle of Slovakia together with the local scout group in Banska Stiavnica. The town is under UNESCO protection, which attracts a large amount of tourists during the summer. The project is dedicated to the renovation of the historical Calvary of Banska Stiavnica and environmental activities. The project is run together with Kalvarsky fond and local scout group. Workcamps have been organized on Calvary since 1999. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will be done at the Calvary – mostly environmental and manual activities – picking the stones, cleaning the place, cutting the grass, digging the ground, cleaning the interior of the churches and the chapels, cleaning the drains. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation & Food: The volunteers will be accommodated in the Visitor’s centre close to Calvary in Banska Stiavnica. The volunteers will share a 2-room flat there. Mattresses will be provided, but sleeping bag is required The volunteers are going to prepare food by themselves. A different team will be in charge of cooking breakfast and dinner each day and the lunch will be served at the worksite. Vegetarian food will be available. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Location and leisure time: There are a lot of interesting places to visit and the area is surrounded by nature. Banska Stiavnica is famous for its old mining history; therefore, various lakes and mines are open for the public and several touristic routes offer a pathway into the nature surrounding the area. There are also several festivals and cultural events organized in the town during the summer. Volunteers will visit historical places in the city that are linked with its mining history. REQUIREMENTS: Remarks: You should bring games, pictures, recipes and songs, which are typical in your cultures, to use during the multicultural evenings, sleeping bag, warm clothes, raincoat, working clothes and gloves, swimming suit and a smile on the lips. The camp is organized with the support of Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability dates back to its roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through its growth strategies and by increasing market share, Johnson Controls is committed to delivering value to shareholders and making its customers successful. NOTES: Study Part: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger, who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign. AIRPORT: BTS STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

SF-01RUSSIAKIDS,EDUSODRUZHESTVO 2016120 EuroAdulti26 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

SODRUZHESTVO 2016

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The organizer of the camp is an independent nonprofit organization Informational and Educational Centre “Sodruzhestvo” located in Ryazan. Our Camp has good traditions and long history. Over 2500 children from 30 regions of Russia and have participated in our programs. We also got help and support from volunteers from more than 20 countries representing Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. The participation in the camp’s program helps children to improve their knowledge in Economics and English, as well as creates intensive environment to develop the students’ talents. As for volunteers, our camp has a good opportunity for the exchange of teaching experience and original ideas in non-formal educational process and special cultural events. The camp place is situated in Ryazan region (90 km from Ryazan) in the national park Meschera so the participants will have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Russian nature. Ryazan is an ancient Russian town about 190 km southeast of Moscow. It is beautifully located on the Oka river, with a very romantic Kremlin, standing high above the city. Ryazan has a beautiful ensemble of churches and monastery buildings with typical Russian golden domes. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will be involved in organizing animating, educational activities for children. They are expected to conduct linguistic workshops, to prepare different events and lead them for children, to organize and judge the sport matches. Another task for the volunteers is to elaborate and organize the days of their own countries for the children. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will live in two floored buildings on the territory of the camp (4 persons per room). A shower and a bathroom are available on the same floor with the living rooms. The food will be provided in the canteen. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Location: National park Meschera (90 km from Ryazan, 190 km from Moscow) Leisure time: Excursions to Ryazan city and settlement Konstantinovo (where the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin was born) and ancient cloister named Poschupovo. Different sport games like football, volleyball, ping-pong and swimming are available for the volunteers. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VSS02SERBIAENVISICEVACKO OKO, NISKA BANJA120 Euro15 EURAdulti26 / 6 / 20167 / 7 / 2016

SICEVACKO OKO, NISKA BANJA

PAESE: SERBIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 7 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp is a common initiative of several local partner associations (Association of young people from Sicevo Klisura , Municipality of Niska Banja, Mycological Society of Nis, Permaculture association of Serbia, MN association). Our goal is to educate people on using natural materials, importance of preserving nature and advantages of ecoifriendly lifestyles. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will be focused on building a resting area in order to enable opportunities for local people to have free time in a natural ambient. Volunteers will work on cleaning the woods from garbage and clearing the vegetation. They will make benches, tables, info boards and trash bins using old wood pallets. Together, we will mark the hiking path which is connecting Sicevo with the peak of Kusaca (771m above sea level) and build a small fountain using stones. Local volunteers will help in construction works. Participation of the local volunteers will be an essential part of the workcamp. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a local school, 500 m from the workplace, with toilets and showers. No sleeping bags needed. Volunteers will prepare meals by themselves from ingredients provided by hosts. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Sicevo is small village located in the Sicevo gorge, situated close to the town of Nis in the south-eastern part of Serbia. A oneiday excursion to important cultural and historical points will be organized, together with visits to museums. Volunteers will have opportunity to learn basic principles of permaculture. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: Participation fee: 15 EUR. It is used as an addition to the workcamp budget, for material for work. AIRPORT: INI STATION: Nis MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

MS15DANIMARCAENVI,MANUStevns Klint World Heritage120 EuroAdulti26 / 6 / 20166 / 7 / 2016

Stevns Klint World Heritage

PAESE: DANIMARCA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 6 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The spectacular Stevns Klint was admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 due to the sites geological characteristics . Stevns Klint is the best place in the world to see tracks from when the Earth was hit by a meteor, and over half of all species became extinct - including the dinosaurs. Thus Stevns Klint is not only a special place for research, but also an important place for the dissemination of Earth and life history. Stevns is a peninsula bounded by the Baltic Sea. The steep cliffs of chalk and limestone rises up to 40 meters above sea level on a stretch of over 16 kilometers. During the Cold War Stevns played an important role as NATO's strategic outpost to the east. Several military facilities are now available to the public - including the significant 'Stevns Fortress' with underground listenings installations. And then Stevns is a mecca for birdwatchers, who come to Stevns to see the millions of migratory birds who each year passes over the area. WORK DESCRIPTION: An important task is to protect and safeguard The World Heritage against overgrowing, and make sure the public will have access along the cliff and to the spectacular view. The work consists of cutting the shrubs and keeping the tree growth down, collect garbage and clean up the coastline on a selected stretch - all work in the fresh air and with a stunning view. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Sleeping facilities: Bunker beds in dormentories. Two nights will be spend in tents. Volunteers needs to bring their on sleeping bags. Kitchen facilities: There is both an indoor kitchen and an outdoor fireplace. Participants and work camp leader will do the cooking themselves. LOCATION AND LEISURE: It is possible to walk along the path to explore 'Holtug Kridtbrud', do bird watching and see rare plants. In the weekend there will be organized various activities. REQUIREMENTS: A motivational letter is required for this Work Camp. Please write 1/2 page about yourself, explaining why you are motivated for this camp. NOTES: It is important that you are prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and that the work is somewhat exhausting. Remember practical clothing and footwear , sunscreen and sunglasses ( and possibly hat) since we work outdoors all the time. Remember to bring your sleeping bag. AIRPORT: CPH STATION: St. Heddinge Train Station MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol58ITALIAMarcheBiodiversitàPercorriMisa250 Ragazzi26 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

PercorriMisa

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: Le attività che si intendono realizzare sono finalizzate a offrire un servizio utile alla comunità locale in termini di vivibilità e di cura del luogo. Obiettivo prioritario del Campo di Volontariato sarà quello di impegnare i volontari nella pulizia, recupero e manutenzione del percorso ciclo-pedonale “PercorriMisa”.  Parallelamente al lavoro del “Percorri Misa” i volontari collaboreranno e sosterranno il Circolo di Senigallia nell’organizzazione e promozione di ''FestaAmbiente Ragazzi'' edizione 2016 che si svolgerà nelle periodo dal 4 al 9 luglio dove i ragazzi poi parteciperanno attivamente nella gestione e supporto nelle attività in programma durante l'evento. Inoltre in concomitanza si svolgeranno alcune tappe della campagna estiva ''RiciclaEstate Marche 2016'' dove si affronterà il tema dei rifiuti in spiaggia, rivolto principalmente ai turisti ma anche alla cittadinanza, con l’obiettivo di modificare comportamenti e stili di vita: corretta raccolta differenziata, riduzione di rifiuti, riutilizzo, ecc.

CIRCOLO: Il Circolo Legambiente di Senigallia è giovanissimo, costituito nel 2014 ha come obiettivo prioritario la protezione dell’ambiente e l'ecosviluppo del territorio, attraverso la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale e naturale e l’adozione di stili di vita improntati alla sostenibilità. 

Legambiente Senigallia è impegnata ogni anno presso le scuole di ogni ordine e grado in attività di educazione ambientale e conoscenza del territorio e dei beni culturali. Organizza eventi e manifestazioni di sensibilizzazione alle tematiche affrontate quali FestAmbiente ragazzi, Puliamo il Mondo – Clean up the world, la Festa dell’Albero, Nontiscordardime'. 

LUOGO: Senigallia dal 1853, è uno dei più ricercati centri del turismo balneare della costa Adriatica con i suoi tredici chilometri di sabbia dorata; la  famosa SPIAGGIA DI VELLUTO Mare e non solo, per scegliere Senigallia. L'armonia e la forza del Rinascimento si ritrovano nel cuore della città con la Rocca Roveresca, il Palazzetto Baviera. Del settecento i Portici Ercolani sede della famosa Fiera franca di Senigallia. Dei primi decenni dell'800 l'attiguo Foro Annonario dove ancora oggi si svolge il giornaliero mercato delle erbe. Una vacanza a Senigallia è anche occasione per visisitare la casa natale di papa Pio IX   e per ammirare, nella chiesa delle Grazie, il quadro della Madonna in Trono e Santi del Perugino.  Suppelletili, arredi , attrezzi, macchine della vita contadina possono essere riscoperti presso il Museo di Storia dell'Agricoltura. Al Museo comunale d'Arte Moderna e dell'Informazione, invece, la possibilità di visionare selezionate opere di autori contemporanei tra cui una importante raccolta fotografica di Mario Giacomelli. A pochi chilometri da Senigallia le famosissime Grotte di Frasassi e a meno di un ora d'auto Loreto, Urbino, Gradara, Gubbio. Le colline marchigiane sono pronte ad accogliere il turista più attento ai valori della natura e del quieto vivere. E' l'occasione ideale per scoprire piccole città  murate e castelli. Tra tutte Corinaldo, Jesi, Piticchio, Nidastore, Morro d'Alba. Affascinante e intrigante la Rotonda a Mare , simbolo della Senigallia turistica ed esempio pressochè unico di architettura balneare.

LAVORO: pulizia, recupero e manutenzione del percorso ciclo-pedonale “PercorriMisa”, ripristino di sentiero laddove invaso dalla vegetazione e nella rimozione di eventuali rifiuti ordinari. Il Percorri Misa è un corridoio ambientale di 13 chilometri che parte dalla frazione di Bettolelle e arriva nel  centro storico di Senigallia attraverso un percorso ciclo-pedonale di grande fascino lungo il fiume Misa.   Partecipazione all'organizzazione di ''FestaAmbiente Ragazzi'' dal 4 al 9 Luglio e gestione dei laboratori di didattica ambientale all’insegna del riuso, della creatività, della mobilità sostenibile.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: “Dove nidifica il fratino” In collaborazione con lo studio Diatomea, microprogetto di monitoraggio di nidi e coppie del Fratino, il piccolo uccello limicolo che nidifica in spiaggia. Insieme ad ornitologi che seguono il progetto di tutela delle dune, sarà possibile osservare le tecniche di monitoraggio e lo stato della popolazione nidificante di Fratino di Senigallia.

ALLOGGIO: Ostello “Le Dune” Lungomare L. Da Vinci. 

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: saper nuotare, saper andare in bicicletta, buona attitudine a camminare.



SEEDS 064ISLANDARENO,ENVIHITTING THE SLOPES - SKLAFELL AND BLUE MOUNTAINS120 Euro180 EURAdulti26 / 6 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

HITTING THE SLOPES - SKLAFELL AND BLUE MOUNTAINS

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 26 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: SEEDS volunteers will be workingwith the City of Reykjavik in two of the main Skiing areas in the capital region of Iceland, Blafjoll or the Blue Mountains, and Skalafell.In Skalafell the ski slopes are turned into a Bike park during summertime and mountain bike enthusiasts can nourish their passion. The main tasks will include renovation and maintenance work on the bike trails; mainly raking and scraping them up. Other possible tasks include paintwork as well as general cleaning of the area.In the Blue Mountains, the main tasks will be maintaining the slopes and preparing them for the next ski season. The city and few sports associations run lodges there and they might also need some renovation job, such as painting and/or cleaning.The working plan is flexible and it will depend on the needs of our local host. Volunteers need to be motivated to work mainly outdoors on physical jobs and under changeable weather conditions.The camp starts shortly after summer solstice, when the sun never fully sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The bright nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the beautiful surroundings is a unique experience. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: SEEDS volunteers will stay in one of the ski lodges in the mountains and sleep in a sleeping bag accommodation, sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The ski areas of Blafjoll and Skalafell are both only 25 minutes away from the city. Blafjoll is south-west of the city and Skalafell east of the city. Both areas have great ski slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding as well as tracks for cross-country skiing. Blafjoll has 16 lifts and Skalafell has 4 lifts.The Blue Mountain range stretches to the west from the mountain Vifilsfell near the main road (1) from the capital area to the South-western lowlands. The highest mountain in the range reaches 600m and in 1968 the district became a very popular skiing resort among Icelanders and the favourite for skiers in the Capital region.Thisarea is excellent for recreation, not only for alpine and cross country skiing, but outdoor activities as well such as hiking and mountain biking. Nature lovers are certain to find something they like there, but they have to be careful crossing the rugged lava fields because of the numerous caves underneath.The Blue Mountain Range areais a place of extreme beautiful natural surroundings with countless opportunities to hike and discover it by foot. Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 180 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Volunteers have to bring good working shoes and clothes, even though it is summer, it might still be cold and hats and gloves might be necessary. Volunteers need to be prepared for all kinds of weather.In mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically.Our hosting partner will organise free time activities in the area and tours and excursions can be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares as well (for example Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, South Shore, etc.) NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: International Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF) MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

MCE/05MONGOLIAAGRI, KIDSEco farming-2120 Euro250 USDAdulti27 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Eco farming-2

PAESE: MONGOLIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

Since 2000, volunteers from all over the world have been participating in summer programs designed to improve the vegetable farm. During the last years we focused to improve more for the facilities of locals/ volunteers but not farming method and way. So when we look back in this moment our way to do farming and cultivating is not really productive and eco friendly. Even other farmers who doing same work around us are same. Local people work very hard for hall summer but in autumn they got very small harvest compare to their hard work. So since this year we going to develop our farm more as a training center of eco farming for the local people. Local people could learn  in our center basic but very important ecological farming methods and know/how.  We wish to achieve to get biggest amount of harvest, using smallest amount  land.  Volunteers will work in eco vegetable farm and develop eco farming training center. Vegetables from the eco farm will be donated to the low income (poor) local families. 

Work: Main works are remove the weeds in the field, working in green house,  making water canal for farm, making compost  etc. Quite tiring but let's enjoy it. 

Study: Eco farming methods/know how of other countries.  The future plan of international  workcamps etc.  

Program: Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Accomodation: Mongolian traditional tents which is GER (traditional tent).  SB!    CV with a local staff.

Location: 45 km from Ulaanbaatar.  Place name is “BUHUG”. The sight is just unbelievably beautiful,  typical Mongolian plain.

Terminal: Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International airport or International train station of Ulaanbaatar 

Qualifications: To like farming/physical works and be flexible/ adaptable.  Mongolian speakers are welcome!

Special Requiremens: The additional fee of 250 USD (or equivalent amount of MNT or Euro by current rate of Mongolian bank) should be paid on your arrival directly


NICE-LI-RI16-1GIAPPONEMANURikuzen-takata120 Euro12000 Yen per monthAdulti27 / 6 / 201616 / 9 / 2016

Rikuzen-takata

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 9 / 2016

Organized together with some local groups. A giant earthquake occurred in the Tohoku area on the  11th Mar. that caused unprecedented damage. 80% of the houses were damaged in Rikuzen-takata and so many people still have to be living in the temporary houses. We have the special workcamps in Tohoku area for reconstruction work with over 350 vols. (over 3000 vols. x days) including international ones since 2011 Apr. that did great work! But we still need a lot of vol. and plan to continue for 10 years!

Work: We may be divided into a few groups, help local fisherman and farmers, people damaged by the tsunami su in the temporary houses and do anything else needed.

Study: Best practice to revive disaster areas in each country. Bring some info.!

Accommodation: Share room of the old house (basic!). Cooked by vols. by turn.

Location: South east edge of Iwate prefecture (very near from Miyagi). Forestry, agriculture and fishing are used to be the main industry, but were severely damaged and may take several years to be rehabilitated.

Terminal: From Tokyo, 7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus

Leisure Activities: Excursion and trekking, etc.

Special requirements: High motivation to work for disaster area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Flexibility to change the work & places by the situations. Motivation letter is required.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month 


VPV02-16VIETNAMAGRITay-Nung Cultural Summer Camp120 Euro170 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 201610 / 6 / 2016

Tay-Nung Cultural Summer Camp

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 6 / 2016

Project Description:

In 2016, to promote Tay and Nung ethnic minorities’ culture and create an international cultural experiencing space for both overseas volunteers and Vietnamese young people, Volunteers for Peace Vietnam cooperates with ICYE Vietnam (International Cultural Youth Exchange) to establish workcamp “Thai Hai Culture and Youth Experience”. During 2 weeks, international volunteers will live with Tay and Nung ethnic people and experience their daily activities. Also, volunteers will help prepare for two 3-days summer camps for Vietnamese young people at the village. Volunteers are the organizers to run those 2 summer camps as well.    

Work:

The camp includes 2 main simultaneous types of activity:

- Living like a local

+Farming activities: growing organic vegetables, raising pigs, buffalo and ducks

+Making traditional equipment

+Learning customs and etiquette of the indigenous.

+Learning how to play gourd lute (Đàn tính), a kind of traditional instrument

+Preparing traditional meals

+Playing traditional games

+Experiencing campfire

- Becoming an cultural camp organizer

+Raising ideas and complete the content of the camps to help young Vietnamse people experience Tay-Nung cultures, learn and value cultural differences. 

The content may include:

- Intercultural learning activities: cultural differences, stereotypes and prejudices through games or simulations activities

- Teambuilding activities: Treasure hunt, games.

- Cultural exchange performances

+Preparing logistics for the camps

+Setting up and implementing pilot activities

+Running the summer camps

Language: English

Airport/Terminal: Hanoi (Noi Bai Airport)

Requirements: Interested in working with young students, cultural and world heritage.

Accommodation/Food: Shared large room, hot shower available. Local food provided.

Participation Fee:  5,000,000VND (about 170 Euros)

Location: Thai Nguyen Province (100 km away from Ha Noi)

RC-17/16INDIAENVI, KIDSTibetan-Indian Culture120 Euro220 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Tibetan-Indian Culture

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

Location:  Dharamshala, is  a small but internationally well known town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  It is 70 km north of  Pathankot city and 15kms from Kangra town.  Dharamshala offers a number of treks to tourists and a good majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains.  Dharamshala is a district head quarter for Kangra district and also happens to be the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama.   Dharamshala offers tourists culture of Tibet and a different experience.   Like any other hilly area, the houses in the area are scattered.   The economy of the Tibetans is on tourism whereas that of local villagers is purely dependent on agriculture.    Project will be held in sub-urban area of Mcleodganj.

Work:  This camp will provide an exposure to local as well as Tibetan culture. The volunteers will come to know of the history of Tibet and how the Tibetans fled Tibet to live in exile at this place.  Inter-cultural learning will  broaden horizons of volunteers on issues concerning environment and livelihood.  Volunteers will also work on  facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children.


Accommodation: Volunteers will live in guest house with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required.  Sleeping bag is required, especially, if you are looking or interested in trekking.

Leisure time:  The volunteers will have opportunity to visit the seat of spiritual leader, the Dalia Lama and other historical Hindu temples.   Opportunities will be there for short and long treks in the mountains after the camp. During weekend visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab can also be arranged.

International Terminal:  New Delhi (320 Kms);     Domestic Terminal: Gaggal/Dharamshala (15 kms)

Nearest railway station:  Pathankot  (60 kms) from Dharamshala.

Participation Fee:  Euro 220.  The extra fee is because of Touristic place. 


ALLI06FINLANDIAENVI,CULTJUANKOSKI RUUKKI120 Euro30 EURAdulti27 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

JUANKOSKI RUUKKI

PAESE: FINLANDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Juankoski is a small town which has industrial heritage dating back to the year 1746. The organizer of the camp, The Juankoski Heritage Society was founded in 1990 to safeguard the cultural and historical heritage of the area of Juankoski. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will improve surroundings of the historical foundry (ironworks) area of Juankoski by working outdoors with landscaping and tidying. The volunteers will also assist in the preparation and carrying out a fun event of go-cart (gravity racer) grand prix which takes place in the area for two days. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In shared rooms in a hostel within walking distance of the work area. Breakfast and a soup lunch will be provided, dinner will be prepared by the volunteers by themselves. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Juankoski is about 390 km north east from Helsinki near Kuopio. The area is surrounded by beautiful nature and lakes. If you are interested in history, speed and fun this is the camp for you REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. NOTES: AIRPORT: KUO STATION: Kuopio MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

IBG 08GERMANIAENVI,MANUKell am See (Rhineland-Palatinate)120 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 201611 / 7 / 2016

Kell am See (Rhineland-Palatinate)

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Kell am See is a touristic village not far from Trier, the oldest German city. The regional youth department runs an educational centre in this village, which offers different environmental educational activities for youth groups and school classes. Also school classes or youth associations can come here for several days and run own seminars or trainings. The centre was just renovated and different new outdoor and training facilities were installed. WORK DESCRIPTION: You mainly work in green area around the centre. Concrete tasks will be constructing and setting up new wooden benches, improving the paths, some gardening work and maybe maintenance work of the sports field. Depending on the weather conditions there might be some indoor renovation work as well. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will stay in several wooden tepees for five persons each. Mats are provided. In the centre you will have your own kitchen and living room and sanitary facilities. For the free time you will find perfect conditions: an indoor climbing wall, billiard, plenty of outdoor facilities (basketball, football, volleyball…). The public swimming pool is just nearby. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Kell am See is a village 30 km from Trier in a beautiful landscape. The area is well known for cycling, walking and other ways of outdoor activities. The local holiday resort offers more than 200 holiday bungalows next to a lake (close to the educational centre). But also people from the area come here for cycling (there is a 45 km cycling path on a former railway roadbed) or to spend a nice day outside. The region also offers plenty of historic sites (castles, museums….) and you will do a hiking trip to the Grimburg Castle where you can spend the night. You will also get the opportunity to come in contact with local associations as e.g. the local voluntary fire brigade. But public transport is poor during the weekend, so the number of excursions will be limited. But for sure Trier with the famous Roman sites, with the cathedral and birth place of Karl-Marx can be visited. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: You have to arrive before 7 p.m. in Trier to catch the last bus to the campsite! AIRPORT: HHN STATION: Trier MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SF-10RUSSIAENVI,EDU,SOCIUniversity Collider120 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

University Collider

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The camp is organized by the Voluntary Center “UNIVOL” based on Tomsk State University. Tomsk is one of the oldest cities in Siberia and considered as educational and science center. That is why every summer there is a camp for students, which is aimed at leadership and active citizenship development. This summer, the main topic of the camp is volunteering and its benefits for personal and global development. Tomsk also is a city of springs. There are approximately 1014 springs in the city, but unfortunately, native people underestimate their value. Except one enthusiast who has been preserving the springs by himself for last 50 years. That’s why, presence of international volunteers is important for dragging attention to this problem. WORK DESCRIPTION: During the first part of the camp volunteers will help with cleaning and maintaining the springs system. They will also make a promotional video about the springs and their importance in order to preserve them. During the second part, volunteers will actively participate in students’ summer camp “University Collider”. They will be expected to prepare some educational activities about volunteering (games, workshops, movie discussions, stories about your personal volunteering experience and inspiring cases from your country, etc.) And finally will present the video about the springs. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Students dorm in the city of Tomsk, showers are available. 2 people per room. Food will be served 3 times a day in University canteen. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Tomsk. You can easily get there from Moscow International Airport or get unforgettable experience in taking Trans-Siberian railway. Tomsk is a relatively big city full of students and opportunities for spending free time. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SDA 202REPUBBLICA CECARENO,CONSCONSERVATION WORKS IN CHUDENICE120 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

CONSERVATION WORKS IN CHUDENICE

PAESE: REPUBBLICA CECA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp will take place in Chudenice, a small town in Western Bohemia, in cooperation with the local municipality. It was founded by an old Czech aristocratic family in 12th century and has now a lot of natural and historical sights (museum, old English park, watchtower, arboretum). The municipality is active in renovation and maintenance of these sights. In collaboration with a local NGO called Otisk ( Footprint ), there are many culture events organized in Chudenice (theatre plays, concerts, etc.). There have been so far 4 workcamps in Chudenice, the aim of this year s workcamp is to renovate an old stone staircase from 18th century and to stabilize a stone wall that used to be part of a castle but is now surrounding a kindergarten where it presents a safety hazard for kids.The workcamp is especially suitable for volunteers who like working with stone (or want to try it :-), enjoy nature and theatre. Bring good mood and ingredients for your favourite traditional meal. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will be manual. Work on the staircase: cleaning the layers of clay using different tools (hoe, pickaxe) and putting new stones. Stone wall: removing dangerous stones i the wall will be lower by around 50 cm and we will rebuild it again. Please note there are still negotiations been held with the heritage authority to get a consent that this intervention on the wall can be done. Please bring good working shoes and clothes that can get dirty. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a building of a former kindergarten (kitchen, bedroom with mattresses, 2 showers and 2 WC, cloakroom available). Please bring your own sleeping bag You will cook your own meals. LOCATION AND LEISURE: A small town Chudenice (741 inhabitants). Nearest bigger towns are Klatovy (11 km) or Pilsen (40 km).Study part: You can get involved in an amateur theatre play called the Goat War that is inspired by the local history. Other possibilities include: guided tour around the Bolfanek Watchtower, Museum of Joseph Dobrovsky (a famous writer and poet), visit of the arboretum American Garden , guided tour around the Czernin castle, football match with local youth, pedig workshop (making baskets) and international dinner.Leisure time: There are plenty of opportunities of spending free time i local sports grounds, a swimming pool, visiting the nearby town of Klatovy, etc. Chudenice is surrounded by a beautiful nature i you can go for walks. REQUIREMENTS: / NOTES: AIRPORT: PRG STATION: Chudenice MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SDA 302REPUBBLICA CECARENO,KIDS,DISACHILDREN SUMMER CAMP120 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

CHILDREN SUMMER CAMP

PAESE: REPUBBLICA CECA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp takes place in the town of Nymburk and in a small village of Jizbice (both in Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for all. Centre for all organizes free time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The activities take place in a reconstructed barn with a pretty garden in Jizbice and in the centre of the organization in Nymburk. The aim of the workcamp is to help Centre for all with the preparations and running of a children summer camp (attended mainly by children with autism). WORK DESCRIPTION: You will do both manual tasks and work with children. 1st week: helping with practical manual tasks indoors and outdoors: gardening, preparing the barn for the arrival of the children (moving furniture, cleaning, decorating and preparing games and activities). 2nd week: you will work with children with autism and other disabilities who spend their vacation at the camp in Jizbice (general assistance, organization of activities, going on walks, helping in the kitchen, etc.). During the children s camp, you will work longer hours but it will be compensated for during the first part of the workcamp when you will have more free-time. All the time, you will cooperate with Czech assistants i every child will be taken care of by 1 Czech and 1 foreign volunteer. Bring games and ideas for activities. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In Jizbice: in big tents in the garden. Please bring a sleeping bag and a headlamp. There is a bathroom with toilets and showers at the campsite. You will have meals together with the children and organizers. In Nymburk: in international scouts centre i in rooms on mattresses in sleeping bags. There are 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a big garden. You will prepare your own meals. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Nymburk and the village of Jizbice (8 kilometres from the town Nymburk). Study part: In the first week, you will get a lecture on autism and a workshop on methods how to work with children and youth affected by autism. Some materials will be already provided to all participants before the workcamp. Please be ready to read them in advance There will be some teambuilding activities together with the Czech assistants. You will have the chance to learn some basic Czech phrases i it will be helpful during the children s camp. You will also learn about the famous Czech author Bohumil Hrabal who was born in Nymburk i you can visit his birth house or see a film based on his novels.Leisure time: Tour around the spa town Pod283;brady, excursions to the complex of labyrinths and the castle of Loucen, to a local brewery and to the surrounding countryside are planned. We will also organize an intercultural day/evening in Nymburk and play bowling. REQUIREMENTS: A motivation letter sent with the application form is strictly required. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills. Also we will ask you to cooperate before the workcamp and read the materials that will be sent to you. Smoking is forbidden while working with the children. Bring working clothes with you that can get dirty You will need clothes for all kind of weather (swimsuit, warm clothes, raingear and waterproof working boots). NOTES: ML AIRPORT: PRG STATION: Nymburk MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SV-01CINA SOCIBeijing120 EuroAdulti27 / 6 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

Beijing

PAESE: CINA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 27 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

Project:

Held by SV and local communities will give support in some parts.

Work:

There are 4 main projects included in the workcamp.

 The summer camp of assisting education in the Beijing ChenJingLun primary school. Teaching about English, various cultures, arts, view of the world and other lessons chosen by the volunteers.Lao Juntang Youth Club activities. Volunteers will hold a series of cultural communication activities there with local residents including experiencing Chinese drama, playing

football and basketball with local teenagers, helping weed the ground, preparing for the community party and making traditional Chinese food.Some other activities related to voluntary service. This part of time is reserved for some important issues and matches. Last year, our volunteers joined the school's graduation ceremony, help to maintain order, guide and hand out wishing balloons.

 The communication with some elite BJUT students and training of Chinese culture, including paper-cut, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knot, traditional Chinese painting, pottery and so on. At the first day, SV will hold a party for volunteers, show them around in the campus and decorate the dormitory together.



Volunteering hours:

Work 25-30 hours a week (Monday to Friday)

Accommodation:

 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) students’ center.Please bring your sleeping bag.There will be an activity room with Wi-Fi and a computer. You can also bring your own laptop.There are air conditioners and washing machine in the accommodation. Shower is at a student public bathroom. Male and female

are in separated room. Free time on weekend will be at your own expense.

Food:

Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) student cafeteria and some special local restaurants.

GIED 16.01FILIPPINEFEST, CULTLoboc Festival 120 Euro250 EuroAdulti28 / 6 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Loboc Festival

PAESE: FILIPPINE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 28 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

PROJECT: We are looking for highly motivated international volunteers to join our uniquely Bohol projects that would involve different inter-cultural learning activities with the local community. During this time, preparations for festivals, commemoration of 2013 catastrophe to rebuild Bohol will be the highlights of activities that awaits for our incoming international volunteers. This unique experience will open great opportunity for learning and appreciation about our local community’s way of life. 


ACTIVITIES: With the support and assistance of the Bohol local government, community and international volunteers will have the chance to engage on the following activities:

1. Participate the festival

2. Assist the local host in the preparation of rebuild activities

3. Undertake environmental related activities like coastal clean-up, tree planting, advocacy, etc.

4. Interact with the local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities

5. Exchange of culture through music, games, food, language, etc.


HOSTING: The international participants will be accommodated at a local community facility in the project site with basic facilities. Personal sleeping bags or mats are needed.  Filipino food will be prepared by the local community and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to be familiarized with the traditional Filipino way of preparing and cooking food and serve themselves at mealtime. 


LOCATION: Loboc and Carmen towns are part of the beautiful island of Bohol. Bohol Province is part of Central Visayas Region in the Central part of the Philippines.

LEISURE TIME: Bohol is known for the scenic and winding Loboc River, chocolate hills, natural white sandy beaches, tarsier-a small nocturnal animal with large red eyes and the world's smallest primate and happy hospitable local people.


During leisure time, volunteers can choose to experience various eco-tourism adventure activities around the island of Bohol. The island is also rich with heritage sites like churches and museums as well as nature parks and the world famous crystal blue clear sea waters. 


Closest Domestic Airport Terminal: Tagbilaran Airport, Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Closest Sea Port: Tagbilaran Sea Port, Tagbilaran City 

Closest International Airport: Mactan International Airport, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

Special Requirements: Local snacks and used English books

Extra fee: 250 Euro

Age: 21+

CAT02SPAGNAENVICastle’16120 Euro20 EURAdulti29 / 6 / 201613 / 7 / 2016

Castle’16

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 13 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Associació Catalana de lleure formatiu (ASCALFO) WORK DESCRIPTION: Restoration of a small trail from the municipal water tank to the top of the hill, where the old village was located. Surface cleaning of plant debris in some houses of the old village (zone of cemetery and church). ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the Gerb’s sports center. The accommodation is held in the gym floor that will be equipped with mattresses and cabinets for all participants. Sleeping bag needed. There is an outdoor kitchen. The dinner room is situated in the center’s hall. Toilets and showers will be the ones of the sports area. There is a municipal swimming pool 200 m away from the sport center, with free and unlimited access for the volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Volunteers will have a wide range of afternoon activities, evening and night games, that aim to improve group relationships and venture into the area of human values. There will be an opportunity to visit the region and appreciate the most of its rich culture and nature, in particular making a visit to Vilanova de Sal (two-days excursion). REQUIREMENTS: Accessing: For socioeconomic background and mental disabilities. Not for reduced mobility NOTES: New camp! Accessing: For socioeconomic background and mental disabilities. Not for reduced mobility Extra fee: 20 euros, to be paid in advance. AIRPORT: BCN STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

VIVE16.01MESSICOSOCIINDIGENOUS CHILDREN I120 EuroAdulti29 / 6 / 201612 / 7 / 2016

INDIGENOUS CHILDREN I

PAESE: MESSICO
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 12 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Vive Mexico WORK DESCRIPTION: PROJECT: We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working closely with the local community, students and indigenous children from Zacapoaxtla, Puebla. Volunteers will develop various workshops such as: handcrafts, recycling, landscaping and botany, dance, painting, as well as complementary activities to strengthen cultural identity; the main goal of this project, is to support the education of indigenous children and young people between 5 and 29 years old, who coexist in 17 Casas del Nino Indigena (houses for indigenous children) and 3 communal houses. With the help of the volunteers who sign up to the project, courses and workshops, will be developed, proposals from volunteers are very welcomedACTIVITIES: With the support of students from a local university, national, international volunteers and community residents will carry out activities such as:1. To provide courses and workshops: handcrafts, recycling, landscaping and botany, dance, painting, among others, children from the homes for indigenous children.2. To participate in the construction of ornamental, botanical gardens, and recreational areas.3. To exchange their culture through dance and language.4. To undertake activities for cleaning and care for the environment.5. To assist in the maintenance of houses for indigenous children.6. To assist in the maintenance of computer equipment and houses for indigenous children. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: HOSTING: Volunteers will be hosted in a private house with all facilities, dormitories, showers, hot water and kitchen.VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes LOCATION AND LEISURE: LOCATION: Zacapoaxtla, Puebla, Mexico; is located in the Sierra Madre Oriental, which has beautiful valleys and rivers, it is a city with 50,447 inhabitants.LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Zacapoaxtla offers great touristic attractions that volunteers can enjoy in their free time. They can visit the archaeological site of Cuetzalan and Cantona and some other magical towns nearby, the ecotourism center of Apulco, the waterfall la Olla y la Gloria , San Gabriel ecotourism center and different areas that local volunteers will be happy to show you. REQUIREMENTS: None NOTES: SPECIAL NOTES: For volunteers who are interested to learn Spanish, there will be a Spanish course organized before the project starts, it will be organized in the city of Morelia. Cost: 110 Euros. It includes lodging for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, materials, theory and practice activities for 15 hours with a professional teacher. (Meals are not included). AIRPORT: MEX STATION: Bus station in Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

HUJ1ARMENIAKIDSSOS - KINDERDORF120 EuroAdulti29 / 6 / 201612 / 7 / 2016

SOS - KINDERDORF

PAESE: ARMENIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 29 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 12 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: HIDEN PROJECT PARTNER DESCRIPTION: WORK DESCRIPTION: ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: LOCATION AND LEISURE: REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

TZ.UV.1612TANZANIAKIDS, ENVIChildhood Environmental Ed. 120 Euro250 EURAdulti30 / 6 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Childhood Environmental Ed.

PAESE: TANZANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 30 / 6 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

Partner and Project Description: In Tanzania private and public schools have a long holiday during the Month of June until early July. This is very joyful moment for the kids, however there are no structured activities to occupy the children to learn and do useful things. In this regard, UVIKIUTA Youth center in Partnership with local schools and community members have decided to organize this project to offer an opportunity for children and teenagers from all social-economic background, ethnicity and religions to have time together during the school holidays. The overall goal of the project is to plant seed of peace and harmony with various groups in the community. 

Project Activities: Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community services, cultural exchange, Development/global education) participants of this project will interact most of the time with children and teenager from the age of 6-14 years support and assist the children in various activities during the project. Games:  Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness.  Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with Kids. Physical activities:  Action jumping, Olympic Games etc. Gardening:  Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc. Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area. Academic development:  Holidays’ home works, various competitions aiming to motivate the kids to like education and get ready for the New Year studies. 

Study Part: Intergeneration gatherings in a form of sports Bonanzas, workshops, debates and study tours will be organized under the theme of the project to provide an opportunity for both Program participants and host community members to understand connection between the environment and children development.

Accommodation and Food: Participants are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of the families, in some cases Participants will be sharing accommodation in community residential house. Clean water and electricity will be available. In the case where participants will be on group living rooms will be shared with 3-5 Participants and available full time kitchen staff to manage meals preparation.

Location and Leisure/free time activities: Leisure: The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, the community which still maintain its natural beauty in comparing to the rest of the region. There is possibility of night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkey in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among other. During weeks ends there is a good number excursion options including visiting Kilwa Mask & Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s world heritage sites); National & Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam that will include fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sight seen and Beach/Swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well over night in Zanzibar. 

Special Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be the one who is open minded and independent, interested in children and environment, asking questions and sharing views.

Language: The official language of this project is English and Kiswahili. However you do not need to be fluently 

Terminal: Arrange you arrival to be Dar es Salaam international Airport or any of the Bus Stations or Railway station in Dar es Salaam. Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Extra Fee: €250 Non-refundable participation fee to be paid on arrival day.  Participation fee does not cover medical/health services, cost of relevant Visas or permits, local transport to the project, drop off, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However it does cover the cost of airport pick up on arrival, coorientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the program. The fee also contributes to the running cost of program activities before, during and after the program.


NICE-LI-SH16-3GIAPPONEAGRI, SOCIShintoku 16-3120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti1 / 7 / 201624 / 9 / 2016

Shintoku 16-3

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 9 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm, a cooperative community where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who wants to learn farming, etc. They have five communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables in ecological, organic way with utilizing Bacterium. Their cheese got the 1st prize in the national contest! WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteer will do various types of agricultural works (planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make organic vegetables taking care of animals, milk processing, etc.) as well as house work. We will develop the rangeland. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Shared room (male and female are separated) in volunteer house, cooked as a group by turns (vegetarian is possible!) LOCATION AND LEISURE: Agricultural country side, 120 km east of Sapporo. Minus 20 degree in winter and 20 in summer. From Sapporo, 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo, 2 hours by airplane(to Shin-chitose airport) or 32 hours by ship. Before join program and after finishing project, you need to join seminar near Tokyo. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Joining the local festivals. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities learning organic farming, taking care of cow, chickens. You can learn a group work, that would be useful for your future. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking some Japanese, motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful! NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and some English. Other remark: * IMPORTANT!! If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's organic farming with various members in community!

NICE-LI-RO16-3GIAPPONEAGRI, ENVIRokkasho120 Euro1200000 Yen per monthAdulti1 / 7 / 201624 / 9 / 2016

Rokkasho

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 9 / 2016

Organized together with Tohoku-Ashitanomori(TA) since 2011 (but first time for the long term

voluntary program with NICE). TA is a NPO running organic farming and ecological life which isn't depend on fossil fuels. Rokkasho village is known by nuclear fuel processing facility, but TA set up the mission to set up the eco village only. We aim to organic farming and ecological lifestyle through as LMTV, also conservation these mountains to save water, and activate the area.

Work: We will do various types of organic agricultural works (planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make vegetables, etc.). We set up sustainable lifestyle using forest (ex. thinning the forests, pealing woods, utilize thinning etc.).

Study: Similar type of eco-village communities in each country. Bring some info..!

Accommodation: Guest house of TA office or office. Cooked as a group and host by turns 

Location: It is located Rokkasho village. On the pacific side of Aomori prefecture. Rokkasho village is 253.01 km2. There are many traditional summer festivals (ex. Nebuta, Neputa etc.) in Aomori.

Terminal: Tokyo (7 hours by bullet train or 10 hours by bus.

Special Requirements: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. Interest in agricultural & exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple lifestyle!

* IMPORTANT!! If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. 


NICE-LI-SA16-4GIAPPONEAGRI, KIDSSamegawa120 Euro1200000 Yen per monthAdulti1 / 7 / 201624 / 9 / 2016

Samegawa

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 9 / 2016

Organized together with Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN). Their theme is learning from

soil and nature, and live together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for the fear of health risks from radioactivity having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011.

ANSN started to organize kids camp for in Fukushima. It called “Fukushima Kids (FK)”. He became chairperson of the Executive committee it. They got support from various famous people. FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.

Work: We will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organize many events on weekend. We will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. We will support and enjoy with them. Especially end of July to end of August, ANSN organize kids camp program. We will support it.

Accommodation: Single room of the nature school. Volunteers cook with local host, if more than 3 volunteers together, cooking by themselves. During kid camp, we will stay with kids (But it depend on case!)

Location: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Terminal: From Tokyo, 2.5 hours by bus and 45 minutes by car.

Leisure Activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc.

Special Requirements Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, friendliness, positive mind and those who likes children. Interest in revival Fukushima. Experience of similar types of work is welcome!

* IMPORTANT!! If you want to finish in other period (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15.

Participation Fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. 


LEG06ITALIASiciliaENVI, CULTValorisation of archeological heritage in Madonie Regional Park180 Adulti1 / 7 / 201615 / 7 / 2016

Valorisation of archeological heritage in Madonie Regional Park

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 180
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 7 / 2016

Project summary: In the heart of Madonie Regional Park in Sicily, the volunteers will clear an archeological area for the promotion of a responsible and sustainable tourism.

Description

Project: the workcamp is part of a wider project which aims at raising the natural and touristic value of the Madonie Regional Park, through the creation of educational and environmental facilities and activities. The seasonal tourism linked to the winter sports will lead to the reduction and fragmentation of the natural areas with serious environmental damages. The purpose of the project is to divert this direction towards the safeguard of the territory and the valorization of the cultural and historic heritage as key to stimulate innovative quality and new economic trends, in respect of the mountain biodiversity.

Legambiente local group: the local group “Francesco Lojacono” sar born in 2007 in Palermo with the aim of safeguarding and promoting areas with natural and cultural value through awareness campaigns such as “Salvalarte” (save the art) and Solidarity and Environment, for the fruition of natural areas by disadvantaged people.

Work: the volunteers will clean an archaeological area, currently abandoned, from the weed; they will set new signals and promoting facilitires. They will also do fire monitoring in the Park and some renovation work in the Refuge and the surrounding area.

Study part: biodiversity of the Madonie Park, sustainable tourism and ancient traditions of Sicily, Mediterranean genesis and geology, climate change.

Accommodation and food: The volunteers will be hosted in Rifugio Il Grifone, a mountain refugee inside the Park, at 1500 meters above sea level. 

Location and leisure: the Regional Park of Madonie, extended for 794 kmq in the north-centre of Sicily, includes the highest and most ancient mountains in the region. The workcamp will take place in Piano Battaglia that is the second highest Sicilian peak (1600 mt), after Etna Vulcan. It is situated in a wonderful natural frame: a wide karstic area in the heart of the Madonie mountains surrounded by an ancient beech forest. 

In the free time, the volunteers will explore the Park  - also through sport activities - and the villages at its feet, with their traditions and community life. 

Specific Requirements: good will and attitude to live in mountains environment.

Language: English will be the official language in the camp.

Terminal: nearest airport and train station are in Palermo. Attention: the last bus from Palermo to Petralia Sottana is at 18.30 (at 17 on Sundays).


CONCF-031FRANCIAFEST,KIDSRIOM – A festival for Kids120 EuroAdulti1 / 7 / 201618 / 7 / 2016

RIOM – A festival for Kids

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: If you have what it takes to be a leader, if you love children and want to find out how a festival is organized, this workcamp is for you! Each year, the town of Riom organizes the festival “My summer in Cerey”. The main goal of this event is to offer free activities to those who aren't able to go on holidays. The organization is very family-friendly and promotes the values of the non-formal educational movement: keeping “meeting” and “sharing”, in mind. For ten days, sporting, recreational and cultural activities will be run by the town of Riom and local associations. For the third year in a row, an international work camp will contribute to the organization of this festival. It will be up to you to organize activities that will take place every afternoon. You will be able to really enjoy this event, see shows in the evening and spend plenty of time with the local population. WORK DESCRIPTION: You will arrive few days before the festival in order to meet the local team and to get a first impression of your new environment. During the event, you will be in charge of welcoming the public, tending a soft drinks stand and helping people with different activities such as a zip wire, trampoline and inflatable attractions. At last, you will help take down the structures at the end of the festival. This work camp needs a great deal of commitment on behalf of the volunteers as the festival takes place during ten days. You will be accompanied by two camp leaders throughout your stay. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be accommodated in the Pierre Robin stadium, which is a 5 minutes walk from the festival and 10 minutes from the town Centre. You will sleep in two-person tents and group life will take place in a marquee. A kitchen, changing rooms, showers and indoor toilets are available on the stadium premises. The stadium will be entirely reserved for the workcamp and closed to the public. You will participate to the preparation of meals. You will be able to have your own barbecues and invite young people from Riom to spend time with you! The people from Riom will lend you bikes for getting around the town. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Riom, an access point for Auvergne's volcanoes, is a close-knit community and a nice place to live in. Located only 7 minutes away by train from the region's capital, Clermont-Ferrand, Riom is a town that is brought to life by the many activities that are available during the summer: concerts, street shows, swimming in lakes and swimming pools, high-ropes challenge, hiking etc. Riom is a lively town that will make you love the Auvergne region! For more information have a look at: http://www.tourisme-riomlimagne.fr and http://www.ville-riom.fr. REQUIREMENTS: Please bring good shoes, working clothes and your swimsuit. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Riom on foot, by bike and by minibus. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country. NOTES: Meeting point: Riom train station. Closest airport: Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon or Paris AIRPORT: CFE STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

IBG 09GERMANIARENOBad Herrenalb (Baden-Wuerttemberg)120 EuroAdulti1 / 7 / 20168 / 7 / 2016

Bad Herrenalb (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 8 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The holiday centre “Aschenhuette” run by a German NGO just outside of the community of Bad Herrenalb in south western Germany welcomes its first workcamp this year! For one week, volunteers will help with various tasks around the centre. The centre offers cheap opportunities for families, school classes or youth groups to enjoy a short holiday, to discover the black forest and its nature or to run a seminar. WORK DESCRIPTION: You will be working on different renovation and maintenance tasks around the holiday centre “Aschenhuette”. Concrete tasks will be defined according to the weather conditions and might include the maintenance of paths, gardening, improvement of the barbecue place and the sports field and different indoor renovation work. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The group will be staying at the “Aschenhuette in bedrooms of four. Of course, the house is equipped with all necessary facilities. Full board is included in this workcamp, so you won’t even have to bother with cooking yourself. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Bad Herrenalb is situated in the northern Black Forest, 15km east of Baden-Baden, and 22km southwest of Pforzheim. In 1841 Dr. J. Weiss established a cold water sanatorium here which was later transformed into a water therapy institute with a sanatorium for nervous disorders. Since 1954 Herrenalb is officially known as a “health resort”. The surrounding of Bad Herrenalb is perfect for hiking trips and to discover the nature. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STR STATION: Bad Herrenalb MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VSS31SERBIAENVILUDAS LAKE I, HAJDUKOVO120 EuroAdulti1 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

LUDAS LAKE I, HAJDUKOVO

PAESE: SERBIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The Special Nature Reserve Lake Ludas is an Eolic lake surrounded with marsh, prairie, ponds and forest habitats and is famous as an ornithological reserve. It is one of the oldest protected areas in the world and listed as wetland of international importance (Ramsar Site from 1977). Besides its preserved natural values (bird, fish and plant species of wetlands, the beauty of the landscape, the lake with the tall reed beds), there is also a rich cultural heritage (archaeological findings, rural and sacral architecture, traditional culture especially good rural cuisine). The workcamp is organised here for 15 past years. Volunteer activities will be implemented within the framework of a multi annual revitalization project of removing wet meadows reed, shrubs and other vegetation in the Special Nature Reserve Ludas Lake . Rich, wonderful nature with numerous rare animal and plant species, accompanied with local ornithologists and biologists introducing it to the volunteers in a form of both lecture sessions and practical terrain experience, bird watching and ringing in particular. The friendly locals, eager to meet the volunteers and enhance the camp experience, wineries for which the region is famous and tourist attractions nearby (e.g. Palic Lake, the town of Subotica) all guarantee for an unforgettable workcamp experience.The lake supports a rich bird fauna characterized by the presence of 214 recorded species, 140 of which are protected as natural rarities. They represent the fundamental characteristic of this valuable reserve, both for Serbia and Europe. Ludas is a habitat of numerous endangered species, one of the most notable is the European Roller. The lake also represents an important stop for migratory bird species. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will generally focus on revitalization of the area: removal of invasive plant species endangering the natural habitat, or renovating the old fishermen s cottage typical for the area. Also work in the nearby protected areas, such as Selevenj heath or Subotica sands. Volunteers interested in the countryside and nature conservation are welcome. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: in the small building called Researchers Station. It is an attic with mattresses on the floor for sleeping, male and female toilets, with one shower each. Bedding will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring your own sleeping bag. Lunch and dinner will be cooked for us in the restaurant, while the breakfast will be prepared by the group. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Hajdukovo and the Ludas Lake are placed at 12 km from Subotica, Northern Serbia. Many outings are planned, such as bird watching and bird ringing as well as rowing on the lake and exploration of the natural diversity that Northern Serbia has to offer. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: AIRPORT: BEG STATION: Subotica MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

AYA MTV 02RUSSIAENVI,SOCIMOSCOW, SPEAK UP II120 EuroRUBAdulti1 / 7 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

MOSCOW, SPEAK UP II

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Project is organised with AYA Moscow partner i Ziferblat.Ziferblat is a place where everyone can feel at home. Here you are free to be yourself; you can work, make art, read a book, play the piano, get acquainted with good people, attend events, drink as much tea or coffee as you want in other words, do whatever you like as long as you respect the space and the other people in it. Ziferblat s doors are open to everyone. Each Ziferblat guest becomes a micro-tenant of the space, responsible for it and able to influence its life. You will be welcomed by the Ziferblat community and able to work with them to help create, support, and develop this project. Everything is free inside for visitors except the time you spend there; and by paying for the time, you ll be making a donation towards the further development of this social experiment.Ziferblat has several places like this in Moscow. http://ziferblat.net/en/ WORK DESCRIPTION: A volunteers will be in charge of organising 1-1,5 hour long speak up events in English or in his own language on different environmental, social topics. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will stay in a host family. Food and pocket money are not provided. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Moscow city. REQUIREMENTS: Be over 24 years old, have experience with volunteer workcamps, be active, initiative, be able to work independently, be eager to take part in AYA activities or camps during the stay. Please send an application and motivation letter. NOTES: AIRPORT: SVO STATION: Moscow MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

AYA MTV 03RUSSIAENVI,SOCIVLADIVOSTOK SPEAK UP120 EuroRUBAdulti1 / 7 / 201631 / 7 / 2016

VLADIVOSTOK SPEAK UP

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 31 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Project is organised with Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky region. Apart from exhibitions museum has different activities for tourist, locals. This year museum want to make a platform for youngsters, where they could come and speak up, learn about social, environmental issues in other countries, meet each other, maybe come up with local actions to improve their living and the city.Museum has 4 differnt buildings i 4 museums with different topics. They are located in different parts of the center of Vladivostok.http://arseniev.org/ WORK DESCRIPTION: Work. A volunteers will be in charge of organising 1-1,5 hour long speak up events in English or in his own language on different environmental, social topics. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteer will stay in a dorm room in a hostel. Food and pocket money are not provided. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Vladivostok city. REQUIREMENTS: Be over 24 years old, have experience with volunteer workcamps, be active, initia1077;1096;ve, be able to work independently, be eager to take part in AYA activities or camps during the stay. Please send an application and motivation letter. NOTES: AIRPORT: VVO STATION: Vladivostok MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

ESDA-2516SPAGNAENVILink to the Mink120 Euro30 EuroAdulti1 / 7 / 201615 / 7 / 2016

Link to the Mink

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 7 / 2016

Location: Our partner is a local Town Hall of Belorado, a town in the North-Centre of Spain, the area called Castilla. This Town is located  exactly in  El Camino de Santiago and many Pilgrims stay the night there. Our local partner, the Town Hall is starting an environmental policy to protect the European Mink, which is a species in danger of extinction. Town Hall  wants to restore an path located in a  bad preserve natural area and turn it into a tematic trail to raise councios about this endanger species.

Work: The work to clean an area, cut plants, restore a non well preserved area of 700 metres and mark the trail that passes through it. Some work to attract regional tourism might be also asked, inlcuding spreading out the prject through social networks. 

Accomodation and food: The accommodation will be at school. The living conditions are basic, so volunteers should bring a sleeping bag and a mat. The centre is equipped with showers and WC. The volunteers will prepare their breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Extra fee: 30 € extra fee

Important: Sleeping bag  and mat is required.

Language: English, Spanish


Vol63ITALIASiciliaBiodiversità, Promozione del TerritorioArea Marina Protetta di Ustica: sorveglianza e snorkeling200 Adulti1 / 7 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Area Marina Protetta di Ustica: sorveglianza e snorkeling

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 200
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: l’isola di Ustica è diventata Area Marina Protetta 30 anni fa; da allora è stato realizzato un importante percorso di conservazione della biodiversità e della tutela del mare. Negli ultimi anni l’amministrazione locale sta dedicando risorse allo sviluppo di un turismo sostenibile e responsabile, puntando quindi sull’uso rispettoso del mare e del territorio da una parte, e sulla valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale e delle piccole economie locali dall’altra. I campi di volontariato che Legambiente realizza quest’estate, in collaborazione con l’AMP e il comune, si inseriscono in questo contesto; gli obiettivi sono di sensibilizzare gli abitanti e i turisti a una fruizione corretta dell'ambiente marino e costiero, e di migliorare l’offerta di turismo sostenibile sull’isola, attraverso la sorveglianza dell’area protetta, il monitoraggio e la pulizia dai rifiuti e la creazione di nuovi percorsi di snorkeling. 

LUOGO: Ustica, la perla nera del Mediterraneo, è una piccola isola di origine vulcanica situata nel Tirreno meridionale, a nord di Palermo e a nord-ovest dalle isole Eolie. E’ considerata il regno dei subacquei, grazie alla sua fauna e flora sottomarina, ineguagliabile patrimonio ambientale salvaguardato dalla Riserva Naturale e Area Marina Protetta lungo tutto il periplo dell’isola. La sua ricchezza naturalistica è data anche dalle coltivazioni locali che ne fanno una terra di pregi gastronomici: lenticchie e ortaggi, vigneti e uliveti sono testimonianza di un uso agricolo del territorio che resiste all’incuria e all’abbandono.

LAVORO: I volontari garantiranno un presidio costante dell’AMP e svolgeranno le seguenti attività: pulizia delle coste dalla presenza di eventuali rifiuti spiaggiati, monitoraggio e catalogazione dei rifiuti raccolti negli specchi d'acqua, individuazione di percorsi snorkeling, presidio dei punti informativi dell'AMP.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: ai volontari verranno fornite tutte le informazioni necessarie sull’Area Marina Protetta e sulla Marine Strategy, la strategia internazionale per la riduzione dei rifiuti marini.

ALLOGGIO: appartamento privato. 

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: confidenza col mare e buona acquaticità.


NICE-LI-TT16-2GIAPPONEAGRI, SOCITateya 16-2120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti1 / 7 / 201624 / 9 / 2016

Tateya 16-2

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 9 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Tateya Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Tateya Farm has 40 members, they have several backgrounds. LI-MK Maki is one of brunch in KG group. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and chicken, etc.) and also making miso and soy-sauce, wooden toy, weaving and dyeing cloths etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Building for volunteers in the farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!) LOCATION AND LEISURE: Otari village is a small village located in the region of stunning natural beauty in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”. From Tokyo, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities learning organic farming, taking care of cows, goats and chickens. You can learn traditional way of Japanese life. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking some Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to work and enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful! NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and a little English. Other remark: Japanese and a little English. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's organic farming with various members in highland!

NICE-LI-TO16-5GIAPPONEENVI, HERITokushima 16-5120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti1 / 7 / 201624 / 9 / 2016

Tokushima 16-5

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 9 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with NPO, ‘Bizan Daigaku(B.D)’ for the first time. They organize workcamp with NICE from 2013. They have many types of projects, one of project started “Flower Road Project” from last year in Tokushima city. It made flowerbed along the national road by local citizen. But it is difficult to do daily maintenance (ex. watering, removing grass etc.) for them. So, they want to keep it with international volunteers. B.D. has also other projects, cleaning up river, project which it cooperate with shopping street, etc. They want to activate this town though having local events with volunteers. WORK DESCRIPTION: Maintaining flowerbed (ex. watering, removing grass etc.), and support for local event “cleaning up river”, “shopping street” with local people to activate the area and communication with local people. Also volunteers will join local some activities and events. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Single room in ocal apartment house. Breakfast in café, lunch with local people, dinner with local host. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Tokushima City, capital of Tokushima Prefecture, has a population of about 260,000. The city is in northern Tokushima Prefecture where the Yoshino River and its tributaries create a delta. Tokushima airport to Tokushima city 30 minutes by bus. Osaka (5 hours by train, 3 hours by bus. From Tokyo to Osaka, 5 hours by bullet train or 11 hours by night bus. Volunteer need to arrive at Kansai airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Awa Odori Festival on August, Exchange parties, experiencing Japanese culture, etc. Participation in the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities to communicate with local people, to join local events a lot. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking some Japanese! Motivation to learn and speak Japanese language, strong motivation for the host. NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: English and Japanese Other remark: If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/10, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's make beautiful flower road with local people!

NICE-LI-IK16-5GIAPPONEAGRI, HERIIkata 16-5120 Euro36000 JPNAdulti1 / 7 / 201624 / 9 / 2016

Ikata 16-5

PAESE: GIAPPONE
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 9 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village. Ikata is famous for its main industry of oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms. WORK DESCRIPTION: We will help orange farming (It is the main work!! Harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc., it depend on season! Especially, Nov. to April. is hard!!), support local youth club (If you have chance), and create new activities to animate the town. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Share room at the volunteer’s house. You’ll cook for themselves. LOCATION AND LEISURE: In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter. Matsuyama (2.5 hours by bus). From Tokyo, 12-13 hours by highway bus. Volunteer need to arrive at Kansai airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day). Other activities: Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Study theme: Volunteer have opportunities learning organic orange farming. REQUIREMENTS: Speaking good Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility. Be ready that work is for quite a long and hard (Especially, Nov. to April.) NOTES: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols. Language: Japanese and a little English. Other remark: Pocket money is 20,000 JPY per month. If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 05/08, 07/03, 07/31, 09/24, 10/23, 12/16, 01/15. AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY: Let's support orange farming in edge of peninsula !

ESDA-3116SPAGNAKIDSALL TOGETHER: LEARN AND ENJOY IN ENGLISH120 Euro30 EURAdulti1 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

ALL TOGETHER: LEARN AND ENJOY IN ENGLISH

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 1 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Local partner is town hall of La Pobla Llarga. The main aim of the Urban Summer Camp in La Pobla Llarga is to provide intensive experience of enjoying free time and learning English language for kids and teenagers during two weeks in summer. The camp program includes games, activities, workshops, sports, excursions, swimming pool, etc. Simultaneously, the workshops will try to teach other values such as intercultural, tolerance, the respect for the environment and promote the culture of peace. The language of the camp is English. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will help to co-create the workshops in English for local children and teenagers. Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, workshops, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Age of kids is 10-16 y/o. There will be a local monitor who is responsible to propose and organize activities. Each day, approx. four to six hours workshop/activities will be given in the mornings. The aim is that volunteers communicate with children in English, to encourage them to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language through non-formal educational methods and setting. In first two days of the workcamp participants will spend time together to know the program and prepared and propose some owns workshops in relation with your capacity, interest or ability. We want that the volunteers can be involved and take part of the all project. If you like dance, you can propose teach a dance; if you practice handball, organize a competition, etc. It would be a bonus if volunteers could speak a little Spanish but it s is not essential. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be a cultural house in La Pobla Llarga, where workcamp is taking place. There is a space for sleep (during the year is a psychometric space for the kindergarten), common space with a kitchen and bathroom and a terrace. For lunch and dinner, the cooker of summer school will cook for the volunteers. For breakfast the town hall gives you the meal or money to buy in a supermarket. Volunteers will sleep on mats. Please bring a sleeping bag LOCATION AND LEISURE: La Pobla Llarga a town and municipality located in the province of Valencia Spain, 50km from Valencia and 20 min by car to reach the beach. There is a very good connection by train with Valencia. In summertime the city hall organises cultural activities at night. REQUIREMENTS: Criminal record to be sent in advance. Desire to work with kids. NOTES: AIRPORT: VLC STATION: Valencia MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol16ITALIAPugliaMarine LitterPunta Pizzo, Parco Regionale a due passi dalla Città Bella250 Ragazzi2 / 7 / 201611 / 7 / 2016

Punta Pizzo, Parco Regionale a due passi dalla Città Bella

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: Il Circolo locale, in convenzione con Autorità di Gestione del Parco regionale, gestisce il monitoraggio e la promozione dell'area protetta. Obiettivo del campo di volontariato è fornire strumenti di indagine sul campo per valutare l’impatto antropico reale all'interno e al contorno dell'area protetta, in particolare nel settore dei rifiuti, al fine di predisporre i sistemi di prevenzione, riduzione e raccolta proattiva degli stessi. Durante il campo si sperimentano inoltre forme di comunicazione e coinvolgimento della comunità dei frequentatori/fruitori in grado di garantire la continuità dei risultati nel tempo.

CIRCOLO:
Nato nel 1986, il Circolo Legambiente di Gallipoli è stato uno di primi gruppi ecologisti organizzati e da sempre punto di riferimento del mondo ambientalista salentino. Sue le storiche battaglie contro la Distilleria del Salento, contro le discariche selvagge e la mala urbanistica, da ultimo contro l'accordo di programma che avrebbe distrutto la costa sud della città con ben cinque villaggi turistici, e per l'istituzione del Parco regionale di Punta Pizzo, che ora gestisce in convenzione. Cogestisce inoltre il Laboratorio Urbano del Chiostro di S. Domenico ed il Sistema Ambientale Culturale Ambientale territoriale.

LUOGO:
Il campo si svolgerà all'interno del Parco Regionale Isola S. Andrea, Litorale di Punta Pizzo, in una delle aree costiere più integre e suggestive del Salento, straordinario mosaico di ecosistemi con uno dei massimo gradi di biodiversità in Puglia.

Il tratto di litorale è caratterizzato da un susseguirsi di cale e tratti sabbiosi e di bassa scogliera calcarenitica, con alle spalle un’ampia pineta litorale e tratti di macchia a ginepro e sclerofille ricca di specie subendemiche come lo spinapollici.

LAVORO:
Il lavoro consisterà nella realizzazione di pulizie esemplificative per il coinvolgimento dei fruitori della costa con distribuzione di materiale e attrezzature, nella raccolta e schedatura di campioni di rifiuti significativi, nel monitoraggio della viabilità rurale mediante percorsi in bici. Si provvederà anche al monitoraggio dei comportamenti a rischio e all'avvistamento antincendio 


ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE:
Un biologo, un archeologo, una guida escursionistica e una guardia ecologica volontaria realizzeranno degli incontri formativi sulle caratteristiche del e sui comportamenti corretti e rischio al suo interno. Sarà organizzato anche un incontro con la pattuglia AIB dell'agenzia regionale di pattuglia nel parco. 

ALLOGGIO:
I partecipanti saranno ospitati in tende da 2 posti collocate in due zone distinte per ragazzi e ragazze. I servizi igienici/docce e la lavanderia distano circa 100 metri dalle tende.

REQUISITI RICHIESTI:
La partecipazione al campo in tenda richiede in minimo di adattabilità e spirito di avventura, capacità di gestire gli spazi e i propri oggetti e dotazioni.

COME ARRIVARE:
In treno: Raggiunta la stazione di Lecce con le Ferrovie dello Stato, prendere il treno (autobus sostitutivo

nei giorni domenicali e festivi) delle Ferrovie del Sud Est (http://www.fseonline.it/SearchTimetables.aspx)

per Gallipoli.

In pullman: corse dirette dalle principali città italiane per Gallipoli, con arrivo presso l’autostazione

In macchina: autostrada A14 fino a Bari, poi superstrada Bari - Lecce, poi S.S. 101 per Gallipoli e S.S. 274 per

Leuca (uscita Lido Pizzo). Il camping è all’innesto con la litoranea.

In aereo: aeroporto di Brindisi, poi navetta e treno per Gallipoli

Gli ambientalisti cercano di evitare l’aereo per l’impatto ambientale. Vi invitiamo, se proprio non se ne può

fare a meno, di scegliere compagnie che permettono la compensazione delle emissioni attraverso il

versamento di un contributo. Lo stesso per le ferrovie.

Se volete i numeri di telefono delle persone provenienti dalla vostra zona che ci hanno autorizzato a

fornirli, vi preghiamo di chiamare l’ufficio volontariato (06/86268323-4-6) dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 10 alle 18.

Gli ambientalisti cercano di evitare l’aereo per l’impatto ambientale. Vi invitiamo, se proprio non se ne può fare a meno, di scegliere compagnie che permettono la compensazione delle emissioni attraverso il versamento di un contributo. Lo stesso per le ferrovie.

 Non appena si disporrà di informazioni più precise sulle coincidenze treni/autobus di collegamento da Lecce per Gallipoli verrete contattati direttamente dai responsabili di campo.

 


UF02UCRAINAFEST/MANUArt Cart120 Euro15 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Art Cart

PAESE: UCRAINA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

About the project: The project will take place in the historical and tourist settlement "Ethno-village" and was initiated by social organization "Dyvosvit" in Zaporizhia for the purpose to create a space to showcase all of the ethnic diversity of the region. The permanent settlement of ethno village will be created on the basis of Chervonokazache village. Each of the buildings of historical and cultural settlement will reflect national and cultural features of the life of a particular ethnic group. This camp allows in theory and in practice to experience volunteer work in different directions from the social assistance to environmental activities and community development. Learn about the possibilities and prospects of development of volunteering in community. It is an opportunity to experiment a different way of living in a sustainable way and use of alternative sources of energy.

Every day the ethno village has planned program so the volunteers will be actively engage in many master classes and trainings. The camp will run in cooperation with social NGO “Dyvosvit” and NGO working with local Jewish minority. 

Work: will consist of three social area (help people in need, lonely and elderly, people with disabilities who live in nearby villages); eco-area (care, planting, watering plants, creation of environmental facilities, eco-trails, recycling facilities using alternative energy); creativity (creation of art objects), assistance and participation in multi master-classes during the festival, such as but not limited "Creation of eco-comfort”, „Production of natural detergent",  "Making dishes from newspapers and plastic bags", "Eco-bags made of natural materials",  "Souvenirs from light bulbs" and many others. And trainings, such as but not limited to "Why Volunteering?”, „Ethics of volunteering. Ability to listen and hear ", "Ecology. Eco-trail. Environmental philosophy ", "International volunteering", "The organization and planning of activities", "My plan is to changes in the native community" . VOLUNTEERS ARE VERY WELCOME to bring their ideas, run own workshops and training on sustainable development, arts, volunteering, etc. 

Accommodation: in tents. There are basic, very natural, facilities: summer shower, toilet, stove, comfortable eco-alcoves, sports and children's playgrounds, clean pond available for swimming, endless fields and picturesque steppe. Food provided. Each day there will be appointed duty in the kitchen.

Location: The village Chervonokazache is located in Zaporizhia region, 60km  North from Zaporizhia

Arrival: Zaporizhia. The city is located in south-central Ukraine and lies along banks of the Dnieper River. Transportation from Zaporizhia to camp site and back will be provided.  Detailed information about meeting place and other useful info will come with infosheet not later than 4 weeks before start date. 

Terminal: (OZH) Zaporizhia International Airport (direct low cost Pegasus and Turkish airlines flights). Or Kyiv (KBP) and then by train. Detailed information will come with Infosheet not later than 4 weeks before start date. 

Leisure time: Besides lots of master-classes, art workshops, trainings on personal and sustainable developments, there will be evening program, sitting around the bonfire, singing, dancing, quests and other activities.

Additional info: Camp language is English. Volunteers are very welcome to bring and develop own ideas and initiatives in according to camp thematic. EXTRA FEE 15 Euro


ELIX03GRECIASOCI,DISATHIS SUMMER IS OURS I120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

THIS SUMMER IS OURS I

PAESE: GRECIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: For the fourth consecutive year, ELIX will organize two workcamps THIS SUMMER IS OURS with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipality of Elefsina. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers participating in these two workcamps will host children, teenagers and young people with mental and physical disabilities (10-29 years old) from Monday to Friday from 8:00H to 14:00H and hold a fun and divert daily schedule. They will organize athletic activities, workshops, artistic events, theatrical plays, cross cultural education and much more. There is a school garden were environmental workshops will be held.The first Sunday of the workcamp there will be a short training and an introduction necessary for the following weeks. Some afternoons will be used to prepare activities for the following days.The daily activity program for the children, teenagers and young people will be fixed by a pedagogue and introduced to the group of volunteers on the first Sunday of the workcamps. The pedagogue and its team will be with the volunteers throughout the programme. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be accommodated in the school for children and young people with disabilities in Elefsina. The school is being transferred to a spacious new building with big yard and free spaces inside the building complex. The location of the school is at the outskirts of Elefsina. The accommodation is basic but adequate; volunteers will sleep on the floor in the classrooms of the school. Sleeping bags and carry mats are necessary. There are toilets, showers (no hot water) and cooking facilities at the school. Everyday two different volunteers from the group, in shifts, will be responsible for maintaining the group accommodation place clean, as well as for the preparation of all the meals for the group of volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Elefsina is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece, with the population of 25.863. It is situated about 20 km from Athens down town. Elefsina is best known for having been the site of the Eleusinian Mysteries, one of the most famous religious events of the ancient Greek religion, and the birthplace of Aeschylus, one of the three great tragedians of antiquity. Today Elefsina is a major industrial center.There is a bus connection between Elefsina and Athens and Piraeus. Volunteers have many places around to visit in their free time, such as the Archeological Museum and the site of Eleusis, Athens, Piraeus and the island of Salamina. They may attend events organized during the period of their stay (concerts, festivals, performances, etc.). Volunteers will discuss their free time activities with their camp leaders; together they are going to organize excursions and visits. The school is in the outskirts of the city and reachable by bus from the centre, approx. 10 minutes. REQUIREMENTS: ELIX is looking for volunteers that enjoy working with children, teenagers and young people with mental and physical disability and will support the daily activity program. The volunteers are invited to bring games, songs, ideas, instruments and crafts for the activities Due to nature of the workcamp a motivation letter from the volunteer is needed, in order for us to learn more about the volunteer, her/his ideas and motivation for this workcamp. All the accepted volunteers have to provide ELIX with the original Certificate of Good Conduct. NOTES: Motivation Letter and Certificate of Good Conduct required AIRPORT: ATH STATION: Elefsina MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

ELIX05GRECIASOCI,DISATHIS SUMMER IS OURS III120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

THIS SUMMER IS OURS III

PAESE: GRECIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: ELIX will organize two workcamps THIS SUMMER IS OURS with the support of the company - Hellenic Petroleum - and the Municipality of Kordelio-Evosmos in Thessaloniki. The workcamp aims to support children and young people with mental and physical disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities since it is difficult for this target group to find any activities they could take part in during summer. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers participating in these two workcamps will host children, teenagers and young people with mental and physical disabilities (10-25 years old) from Monday to Friday from 8:00H to 14:00H and hold a fun and divert daily schedule. They will organize athletic activities, workshops, artistic events, theatrical plays, cross cultural education and much more. There is a school garden were environmental workshop will be held.The first Sunday of the workcamp will be a short training and introduction necessary for the following weeks. Some afternoons will be used to prepare activities for the following days.The daily activity program for the children, teenagers and young people will be fixed by a pedagogue and introduced to the group of volunteers on the first Sunday of the workcamps. The pedagogue and itU?U?s team will be with the volunteers throughout the programme. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be accommodated in a vocational school. The accommodation is basic but adequate; volunteers will sleep on the floor in the classrooms of the school. Sleeping bags and carry mats are necessary. There are toilets, showers (no hot water) and cooking facilities at the school. Everyday two different volunteers from the group, in shifts, will be responsible for maintaining the group accommodation place clean, as well as for the preparation of all the meals for the group of volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Thessaloniki is the second largest town of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea, it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm. There is a lot to do in this city with an active nightlife, many bars and cafes and museums for those who enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. Sites like the White Tower, the Archaeological Museum, the AtatU? U?U?rk House, the Olympic Museum, The Ancient Forum, the Museum of Cinematography in Thessaloniki as well as many other are all popular places to visit within the City.Volunteers will discuss their free time activities with their camp leaders; together they are going to organize excursions and visits. In their free time, participants will have the opportunity to get in touch with the everyday life of the city. REQUIREMENTS: ELIX is looking for volunteers that enjoy working with children, teenagers and young people with mental and physical disability and will support the daily activity program. The volunteers are invited to bring games, songs, ideas, instruments and crafts for the activities Due to nature of the workcamp a motivation letter from the volunteer is needed, in order for us to learn more about the volunteer, her/his ideas and motivation for this workcamp. All the accepted volunteers have to provide ELIX with the original Certificate of Good Conduct. NOTES: Motivation Letter and Certificate of Good Conduct required AIRPORT: SKG STATION: Thessaloniki MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

ELIX07GRECIASOCI,KIDSSUMMER IN THE CITY I120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

SUMMER IN THE CITY I

PAESE: GRECIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: ELIX is organising this type of workcamp for the fourth consecutive year. The workcamps aim to support families that encounter difficulties, by providing their children the opportunity to spend a quality summer time at school through creative activities. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers participating in the workcamp will host children (6-12 years old) during their free summer time and organise a fun and divert daily schedule. They will organize athletic activities, workshops, artistic events, theatrical plays, environmental and cross cultural education and much more. Volunteers will work with children from Monday to Friday from 8:00H to 14:00H. The first Sunday of the workcamp will be a short training and introduction necessary for the following weeks. Some afternoons will be used to prepare activities for the kids for the following days. The daily activity program for the children will be fixed by a team of pedagogues and introduced to the group of volunteers on the first Sunday of the workcamps. The pedagogue will be present throughout the programme. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be accommodated in primary schools in two different districts and suburbs of Athens. The accommodation is basic but adequate; volunteers will sleep on the floor in the classrooms of the school. Sleeping bags and carry mats are necessary. There are toilets, showers (no hot water) and cooking facilities at the school. Everyday two different volunteers from the group, in shifts, will be responsible for maintaining the group accommodation place clean, as well as for the preparation of all the meals for the group of volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Athens and its suburbs Athens is a city with glorious history and culture that gave birth to democracy, arts and science and has been worshipped by gods and people, a magical city and enchanting capital of Greece. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the worldU? U?U? U?U?s most formidable edifices. Athens is situated in the prefecture of Attica and extends to the peninsula that reaches up to Central Greece. It is surrounded by mountains Ymytos, Pendeli and Parnitha, northwards and eastwards, and the Saronic Gulf southwards and westwards. The sun is shining over Athens all year round. During summer the city is much quieter as the majority of inhabitants leave for their summer vacations. In their free time, participants will have the opportunity to get in touch with the everyday life of the city; they may attend local events (concerts, festival, performances, etc.). Volunteers will discuss their free time activities with their camp leaders; together they are going to organize excursions and visits around the city. REQUIREMENTS: ELIX is looking for volunteers that enjoy working with children and will support the daily activity program. The volunteers are invited to bring games, songs, ideas, instruments and crafts for the activities with the children Due to nature of the workcamp a motivation letter from the volunteer is needed, in order for us to learn more about the volunteer, her/his ideas and motivation for this workcamp. All the accepted volunteers have to provide ELIX with the original Certificate of Good Conduct. NOTES: to be confirmed AIRPORT: ATH STATION: Athens MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

IBG 10GERMANIARENO,ENVIWinterlingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg)120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201623 / 7 / 2016

Winterlingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 23 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: For the second time, a workcamp will take place in Winterlingen, a community in the German region Baden-Wurttemberg. Winterlingen is situated in the Swabian Alb, between Stuttgart and Lake Constance. The community has around 6400 inhabitants, the next town Albstadt is only 10km away. The project consists of many different tasks in Winterlingen and the nearby nature reserve. Workers of the local building yard will instruct and support the work. WORK DESCRIPTION: You will do painting works at different places, like the graveyard wall in Winterlingen, in the sports hall and in local Kindergartens. Another task will be the paving of the so called “Winkele-Wege”, small paths connecting the main roads. Besides you will do different works in the nature and green areas in and around Winterlingen. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will be accommodated in the newly renovated “Kaplaneihaus”. The house has four shared rooms (max.6 people) and three double rooms. Each room has its own bathroom. A big common room and a well-equipped kitchen are also provided. Every morning a bus shuttle will take you to your working place. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Winterlingen is situated in the nature reserve “Obere Donau”, offering beautiful hiking trails and various castles to visit. The community has a good infrastructure with shopping possibilities, sports facilities and the biggest natural outdoor pool of Baden-Wurttemberg. On the weekends you can visit the university town Tubingen, Stuttgart or spend a day near Lake Constance. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STR STATION: Albstadt MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

IJGD 26337GERMANIAKIDSHOLIDAY FUN IN MUNSTERLAND - OSTBEVERN120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201624 / 7 / 2016

HOLIDAY FUN IN MUNSTERLAND - OSTBEVERN

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: In the middle of the Munsterland region lies the Ostberven community. The youth office is looking forward to your help with summer holiday games for around 150 children between 8 i 12 years old. Together with the supervisors on site, you ll co-ordinate sports, games and crafts activities with the children. After an introduction and communal preparations during the first few days, you will then work with the children for 2 weeks, trying out the different types of activities. Please bring ideas for sports, games and crafts with you. We re excited to have capable and committed volunteers, who can try out their ideas with the children. During the holiday games, you ll be working for 8 hours a day, with a communal break. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You ll be staying in the youth centre. You ll cook your own meals together. LOCATION AND LEISURE: There are numerous free time activities available. In Ostbevern there s a skate park, a BMX park, a swimming pool. Within the youth centre itself there s a billiard table, table football and many other games. You can also visit the beautiful towns of Munster and Osnabruck. A day trip to the Netherlands would also be possible. REQUIREMENTS: All participants should have a flair for pedagogical activities as well as a desire and interest to work with children. NOTES: Experience with art, creativity, manual work and sport are all an advantage. AIRPORT: QDU STATION: Ostbevern MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

PRO-24-16GERMANIAENVI,MANU,SPOR,LANGWEINGARTEN120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

WEINGARTEN

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Host organisation is the municipalty of Weingarten/Pfalz and the sports organisation: Sportverein Weingarten 2007 e.V. near Germersheim. It is a workcamp including German language training. The lectures will be daily, two hours per day (excluding Saturday and Sunday when the group will go on excursions). Bigger groups will be generally divided in two classes, depending on level of knowledge. One topic during the lectures will be sports. So the basis of the lectures will be firstly communication and secondly grammar. The teachers will be native speakers, partly trained teachers, partly students. The language course won t have the same standard like a professional language-school, but past experiences with this concept have given very good results. WORK DESCRIPTION: Main work will be in the Arena, as maintenance of field mapping of new trees and in the village some waters care. Participants will also be doing various manual works to prepare the area around the arena and some ecological projects in the forest. Time of work will be 5-6 hours daily, excluding Saturday and Sunday. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: will be in the main building of the Arena with several-sleeping-rooms (12 beds in each), kitchen, bathrooms, showers. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures. It is recommended to bring equipment for football and or tennis should to the workcamp. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The Arena in Weingarten is close to Germersheim and Speyer, 50 km south of Heidelberg. Germershiem has 20.000 inhabitants, including 3.000 students. Weingarten itself has a nice Arena with sports facilities.Goal is also that the participantes participate in sport activities of the SV Weingarten. The camp is located approx. 10 km away from the city centre of Speyer and Germersheim. REQUIREMENTS: As the language course is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate a litte bit in German, at least on a level which ensures simple communication. Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the camp in German and not in English or in their own mother tongue for the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is one important part of the concept.Special remark: Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the stay.Age: 18-26 (exceptions for older volunteers are possible). NOTES: AIRPORT: FRA STATION: Speyer MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VSS04SERBIARENO,ENVIREFRESH, BACKI PETROVAC120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201614 / 7 / 2016

REFRESH, BACKI PETROVAC

PAESE: SERBIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: YMCA Serbia is a noniprofit/nonigovernmental Christian organization focused on working with children and youth (aged mainly between 8 i 30 years). Our aim is to support the personal development of children and young people by organizing leisure time activities that contribute to their physical, mental and spiritual growth. WORK DESCRIPTION: This workcamp will be an attractive option for young people to engage themselves in creative way. Work includes gathering trash, cleaning and arranging green surfaces (parks, ponds, gardens), painting, repairing and making furniture from used materials, renovating rooms of a youth centre. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be accommodated in premises of a local soccer team, under the stadium, 30 meters from the youth centre where most of the work and activities will take place. Food, toilettes and showers are provided on the spot. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Backi Petrovac is a small town in Vojvodina, located 25 km from Novi Sad. It is a typical agricultural town of Vojvodina, over 260 years old, known for its Slovak traditions. There will be excursions to nearby villages and to Novi Sad and lectures about global warming, healthy lifestyles and tradition of the region. REQUIREMENTS: - NOTES: AIRPORT: BEG STATION: Backi Petrovac MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SJ09FRANCIARENO,ARTWanderings at Saint-Lazare School120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201623 / 7 / 2016

Wanderings at Saint-Lazare School

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 23 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: Formerly known as the “paper town” due to its large paper mill, Le Lardin is a small village in the Dordogne department at the gates of the black Perigord. Enclosed by the Vezere river on the southeast, many hamlets make up the town, one of which is St. Lazare, a lovely small village with stone houses typical of Perigord. PARTNER DESCRIPTION: tduj WORK DESCRIPTION: You will work on the enhancement of the old St. Lazare school, located on a promontory with a breathtaking view. You will work on the recuperation of the old classrooms: painting, sanding, masonry. During your trip there will be an artistic event “Saint Lazare déambule” which holds several lively shows in which you can actively take part. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the St. Lazare school LOCATION AND LEISURE: Location: Le Lardin is 25km away from Brive-La-Gaillarde and 50km away from Sarlat-la-Caneda and Perigueux. Leisure activities: During your free time, you will be able to walk around on the many hiking trails available and discover the hilly landscapes of Dordogne. You will be able to take advantage of the Vezere river and go canoeing, go for a dip or participate in the different outdoor activities as well as visiting the castles, churches and unusual villages. In consultation avec the other participants you can also go out and meet the local residents and partake on the traditional international meal. Closest train station: Condat le Lardin REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

SF-08RUSSIASPORT\EDU\KIDSSPRINGBOARD (18-30 age)120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201615 / 7 / 2016

SPRINGBOARD (18-30 age)

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 7 / 2016

The camp is organized by youth NGO “World without borders”. The main aim of this organization is to promote the cultural diversity of Kirov region and to develop multicultural dialogue between local young people and their peers from different countries.  The goal of the camp is to create conditions to enrich the experience of young people in self-organizing their leisure and everyday life, the development of cross-cultural interaction. Volunteers will work in the team of professional group leaders, sport trainers and instructors and animators.  

WORK: Volunteer will help to organize ice-breakers, teambuilding, sports and outdoor games, youth leisure activities. Run workshops about culture of their country. The workshops should include stories about traditions, customs, folk games, cuisine, language of the country presented. Volunteers can work and support professional workers in: non-formal education activities (workshops about different cultures and languages, healthy life style etc.) art activities (art workshops, preparing evening concerts and performances).  

ACCOMMODATION: Tents for 3-4 people, (sleeping bag and a mattress are required). Toilets and showers will be organized in special cabins outside. Unfortunately, vegetarian food can not be provided! Therefore, the desire and ability to eat meat is a very important condition for work in the camp :)

LANGUAGE: English

LEISURE TIME:  Swimming, sport activities, hiking.  Volunteers will be able to visit places of pagan prayers of Mari - sacred groves in the reserve and go camping with other participants.

TERMINAL: Kirov railway station and airport. Transfer will be provided.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should be able to communicate with children, know different game forms of work with young people, have presentation skills, be sociable, responsible, organized,  meat eater and ready to live in field conditions. Medical document that proves permission to work with children.

NOTES: The camp is located in beautiful botanical and geological complex Chimbulatskiy that has a river, a small mountain as well as forest and field landscapes. Volunteers will have a chance to be totally isolated from the civilization and feel a part of nature.


SDA 203REPUBBLICA CECARENO,FEST,ARTCASTLE HARTENBERG ART120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

CASTLE HARTENBERG ART

PAESE: REPUBBLICA CECA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp is held on a castle in Western Bohemia called Hartenberg. It is organized in cooperation with the local NGO Hartenberg that supports volunteering and environmental education and takes care of the ruin of the castle. With the help of workcamps, the ruin has been renovated since 1999. Today, parts of the castle, the courtyard and the nearby old school, are used for educational, social, cultural and ecological activities for the public. For the last 3 years, the castle has been part of the educational campaign called Football for development that involves disadvantaged youth from Kenya and Czech Republic. The aim of the workcamp this year is to help with the organization of one part of the Football for Development Campaign, do some artistic creations and manually help at the castle. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will be both manual and creative. You will help with the preparation and running of the Action Day of the Football for Development Campaign. It is a public event with culture program and a football tournament of several teams (local and international). Your tasks can vary according to the current needs (e.g. make a football team and train for the match, run a workshop for kids, some logistical support, etc.). The rest of the time will be devoted to creative documentation of the castle and its surroundings, historically important people and the nature around. You will also work on promotional materials. Your works will be exhibited at the castle. You will also help a few days with some manual renovation works currently needed. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a cottage near the castle in 2 common rooms. The accommodation is very basic; please don t expect any comfort Take a sleeping bag and a sheet to cover the mattress with you. The toilet and showers will be provided in a container that is located in the courtyard. You will cook some meals for yourselves in a small kitchen and some meals will be prepared by a cook. Bring your local recipes. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The castle ruin is situated near the tiny village of Hrebeny in western Bohemia.Study part: Intercultural evenings, movie screening, workshops, excursion to the nearby beehives. You can also learn about the history of the region and the Kenyan culture.Leisure time: You can go hiking in the mountainous countryside, visit some of the famous spa-towns in the region, go canoeing, do some sport activities and play music. During the weekends there will be time to go on whole-day trips, too. REQUIREMENTS: / NOTES: AIRPORT: PRG STATION: Josefov MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

MS09DANIMARCAENVI,RENO,SOCIEco-village living: Restoration of protected building120 EuroAdulti2 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Eco-village living: Restoration of protected building

PAESE: DANIMARCA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 2 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The Self-Sustaining Village is a Danish eco-village situated in the beautiful Southern Funen. We are 30 adult and 40 kids in a community with permaculture/ agriculture, animals, eco-building (straw houses), nature, social life, celebrations and much more. We share many things, but also have individual homes and families. If you are curious to know more about community life this is a good place to start. Have a look at our webpage: www.selvforsyning.dk WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will help out restoring the facade of our community house which is a 250 years old protected farm house build in the traditional Danish building style. The work will include - taking out, cleaning and painting the windows and doors - some simple masonry work (no skills needed) - Painting the timbered frame - Other manual work ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Sleeping facilities: - There will be Lavvus (Samish tipies) and tents for everyone near the community house. Bring your own rolling matt and sleeping bag. You are also welcome to bring your own tent. The community house is open 24/7 and you are welcome to use it for hanging out. Kitchen + bathroom facilities: - There is kitchen and toilets/shower in the community house Washing: - There is washing machines free to use Food: - Breakfast and lunch will be available but you will have to prepare it yourself - At dinnertime you will join our communal dinner served for the whole village. One or two of the volunteers are daily expected to help out with cooking the dinner. - We eat meat but there will also be made vegetarian/vegan food for all meals. - All food served is organic and as much as possible is made from our own crops/animals. LOCATION AND LEISURE: - The village is located in a beautiful area only 6 km from the sea. - We will arrange some communal trips to the beach - A limited number of bikes will be available to use for personal trips in the local area. - Bon fires every night (bring your instruments). - Whatever we can come up with. We are 70 people living here and we are always up for some fun. REQUIREMENTS: A motivational letter is required. NOTES: English will be the language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best! AIRPORT: CPH STATION: Stenstrup station (7 km away from the village) Be aware that Copenhagen Airport and Billund Airport are both around 2½ hours away, so check the prices. You can search for train and bus time schedules here: www.rejseplanen.dk MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol08ITALIAToscanaBiodiversitàAlla scoperta della biodiversità. I viaggi della bellezza in barca a vela.590 Ragazzi3 / 7 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Alla scoperta della biodiversità. I viaggi della bellezza in barca a vela.

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 590
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

Diversamente Marinai propone un campo della durata di una settimana in barca a vela nell’Arcipelago Toscano. L’obiettivo è quello di promuovere la tutela del territorio marino e, contemporaneamente, sviluppare il senso della bellezza che la vita a bordo di un imbarcazione può trasmettere. Non ci può essere vera salvaguardia dell’ambiente senza la capacità di poter apprezzare il paesaggio naturale. Il campo di lavoro vuole realizzare interventi concreti per migliorare la qualità ambientale, mostrando all’equipaggio come vivere sul mare e con il mare sia un’esperienza unica e indimenticabile. La pulizia delle spiagge inaccessibili a piedi, il monitoraggio dei materiali inquinanti presenti nelle acque dell’Arcipelago sono integrate dall'avvistamento dei cetacei, dalla  pratica quotidiana della riduzione degli sprechi che la vita di bordo comporta, dalla possibilità di spostarsi utilizzando soltanto il vento. 

CIRCOLO: L’A.S.D. Diversamente Marinai è stata fondata nel 2011 ed ha come obiettivo principale quello di rendere accessibile il mondo della vela e della navigazione a tutti, integrando le marginalità sociali e le disabilità. Nel corso di questi anni ha promosso diverse iniziative, collaborando con la Regione Toscana ed il Progetto GiovaniSì con associazioni locali e nazionali. Le rotte percorse dalle nostre imbarcazioni hanno solcato l’Arcipelago Toscano portando nei porti equipaggi misti, progetti scolastici e percorsi di trekking ambientale.

LUOGO: L'Isola del Giglio, situata nell'arcipelago della Toscana di fronte al Monte Argentario, è davvero una perla tutta da scoprire. Giglio offre agli appassionati del mare bellissime spiagge e insenature. Le sue limpidissime acque sono un affascinante mondo subacqueo per gli amanti delle immersioni e il suo territorio (per il 90% ancora selvaggio) invita ad avventurarsi per i percorsi pedonali. Dinnanzi al promontorio di Monte Argentario, sorge la più meridionale delle isole dell'arcipelago toscano: l'isola di Giannutri con la sua forma inconfondibile di una mezzaluna. Dista 12 miglia marine dall' Isola del Giglio, il suo punto più elevato è Monte Mario 83 metri sul livello del mare; ha una superficie di 260 ettari e uno sviluppo costiero di 11 chilometri. La bassa macchia mediterranea regna ancora con i suoi colori e profumi. Meta di passo per una miriade di uccelli che raggiungono l'Europa per nidificare, è la terra d'elezione per il rondone pallido ed è colonizzata sulle coste dai numerosi gabbiani reali. La natura calcarea e l'eccezionale trasparenza dell'acqua, la straordinaria diversità biologica e la presenza di relitti, rendono unici questi fondali, richiamando ogni anno migliaia di subacquei. Certamente fu abitata già nella preistoria (come testimoniano i numerosi ritrovamenti di armi e utensili) e fu frequentata da Etruschi e Romani. Giacciono ancora sui fondali di questo tratto di mare alcuni relitti di navi mercantili, testimoni di antichi traffici marittimi.

Didattica della vela e la vita di bordo

L’attività prevede un corso di secondo livello di navigazione a vela e conduzione di un’imbarcazione, attraverso la sperimentazione diretta delle nozioni acquisite.

Pulizia delle spiagge accessibili solo dal mare

Il progetto prevede la pulizia delle spiagge inaccessibili via terra, attraverso la raccolta dei rifiuti di materiale inquinante. 

Avvistamento cetacei

Il monitoraggio di delfini e balene è da anni di interesse centrale per la salvaguardia delle specie mediterranee che vivono nelle acque dell’Arcipelago.

Monitoraggio dell’inquinamento del mare

I partecipanti saranno impegnati nel monitoraggio di alcune zone costiere particolarmente inquinate da oggetti galleggianti e riporteranno dati e riflessioni su appositi moduli convenzionati con Legambiente, fornendo dati che potranno essere utilizzati per scopi scientifici.


ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: 

Conoscenza della biodiversità della Zona umida di Mola (Porto Azzurro, LI) e della zona sotto tutela delle Dune di Lacona (Capoliveri, LI) tramite attività didattiche realizzate in collaborazione con il Circolo Legambiente dell'Arcipelago Toscano.

ALLOGGIO:  partecipanti saranno imbarcati su due cabinati a vela della lunghezza di 12-14 m, divisi in due gruppi da n. 8 o 6 persone. 


Imbarcazione n.1  Gwaihir                      Imbarcazione n. 2 Aton

cabine matrimoniali: n.2                          Cabine Matrimoniali: n. 1

cabina quadrupla: n. 1                             Cabina tripla: n. 1

posti in dinette: n. 3                                 Posti in dinette: n. 4

bagni: n. 2                                                 Bagni: n. 2


REQUISITI RICHIESTI: 

Spirito di adattamento e amore per il mare


SJVS-1601VIETNAMKIDS/EDU/RENOInteracting with children and decorating kindergarten of rural area120 Euro5000000 VNDAdulti3 / 7 / 201614 / 7 / 2016

Interacting with children and decorating kindergarten of rural area

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 7 / 2016

Background: With a total of 326 children (155 girls), Nuoc Trong nursery school is supposed to be among the main kindergartens in Tan Hoi village. Operated by the workforce of 10 staff and 19 teachers, the kindergarten is still considered to be underdeveloped with the lack of necessary facilities. Indeed, the school is totally short of teaching tools and there are not enough toys to help the kids to develop their intelligence as well as social skills properly. Additionally, the majority of teachers are young and inexperienced, thus suffering a great deal of difficulties in teaching and nurturing the kids. Furthermore, a number of classrooms in the school are quite poorly decorated, which may make it much harder in stimulating the children’s spiritual awareness and growth.

Work: Organize activities for the kids (teaching, singing, playing games...); do gardening (planting, picking-up grass, etc.); join in with repairing house or other manual works.

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will stay at the dormitory with basic conditions. Meals will be prepared by volunteers, or sometimes dine in the local restaurant nearby. Please bring your own sleeping bag and portable mattress as we sleep on the floor.

Location: Tay Ninh, Ho Chi Minh city

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Transportation: Public bus

Remarks: Sleeping bag, mattress, raincoat, info materials and pictures of your country, presents, toys and activity materials for the children if you have prepared any.

SJVS-1607VIETNAMKIDS/RENO/EDU/SOCIBring a smile to the pediatrics in the hospital120 Euro5000000 VNDAdulti3 / 7 / 201614 / 7 / 2016

Bring a smile to the pediatrics in the hospital

PAESE: VIETNAM
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 14 / 7 / 2016

Background: The Thu Duc hospital with ISO 9001:2008 is the general hospital which provides responsive and comprehensive healthcare service for people. It has an authorized bed capacity of 800 patients and a daily inpatient average of 3,000 patients. It serves an average of 560000 outpatients per year. There are up to 100 pediatrics who are in desperate need of regular assistance.

During treatment periods, the patients do not have access to formal education and are unable to participate in common leisure activities. The hospital itself is deficient in organizing psychological-care activities for young patients. Pediatric patients have a right to healthy development, both physically and spiritually like anyone else. They also have a desire to communicate, play and, receive knowledge (some children there are quite shy so volunteers need to encourage them to be more confident). Efforts have been made by all doctors and nurses in the hospital to meet the patients’ needs though they often fall short. Furthermore, patient families are often in need of financial aid and help with caring for their relatives there.

Work: Re-decorate the wall of the patient room, make it become a real kindergarten and enjoyable environment for pediatrics especially the one who have to stay in hospital for years. Organize the suitable activities (singing, drawing…) for kids under the observation of doctors.

Location: Ho Chi Minh city.

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN).

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will stay at the guesthouse with basic conditions. Wifi and western style bathroom are available. Meals are at local restaurant.

Remarks: Sleeping bag, raincoat, info materials and pictures of your country, toys and learning materials for the children if you have.

Vol29ITALIASiciliaBiodiversitàCaretta Caretta sull'isola dei conigli250 Adulti3 / 7 / 201612 / 7 / 2016

Caretta Caretta sull'isola dei conigli

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 12 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: I campi di volontariato si svolgono nella spiaggia dell’Isola dei Conigli, zona A di Riserva Naturale, in quanto sito di ovodeposizione della tartaruga marina Caretta caretta, specie protetta perché rara e minacciata di estinzione.

I campi hanno una duplice finalità:

- contribuire alla tutela della spiaggia, intensamente frequentata a fini balneari, in modo da garantire il mantenimento delle condizioni ambientali idonee all’ovodeposizione di Caretta caretta, controllando e limitando l’impatto antropico sul sito;

- sorvegliare e proteggere i nidi di Caretta caretta, dalla deposizione alla schiusa.

Questi campi sono una grande occasione per quanti, appassionati della natura, vogliono prendersene cura svolgendo attività utili e insieme entusiasmanti, in uno dei luoghi più belli di Lampedusa e del Mediterraneo, meritevole di essere salvaguardato per la sua bellezza e per la sua grande importanza naturalistica. Sono diverse centinaia i volontari che ogni anno hanno contribuito in modo attivo e determinante alla tutela della spiaggia dei Conigli che, fino alla data dell’istituzione della Riserva, versava in grave stato di degrado. I visibili risultati positivi raggiunti nel corso del tempo, sono stati possibili anche grazie all’insostituibile ruolo del volontariato ambientale.


CIRCOLO: Il Circolo Legambiente Esther Ada nasce a Lampedusa nel 2011 ed è principalmente coinvolto nell’organizzazione delle campagne nazionali di Legambiente e nella realizzazione di progetti relativi a problematiche di carattere ambientale e sociale. In collaborazione con la Riserva Naturale “Isola di Lampedusa” propone attività di educazione ambientale agli studenti delle scuole dell’isola e si occupa dell’organizzazione dei campi di volontariato per la tutela della Spiaggia dei Conigli, sito di deposizione della tartaruga marina Caretta caretta.

LUOGO: Molto più vicina all’Africa che alla Sicilia, Lampedusa appartiene all’Arcipelago delle Pelagie. Nel 1996 la Regione Siciliana ha istituito la Riserva Naturale Orientata “Isola di Lampedusa”, affidata in gestione a Legambiente Sicilia. L’area protetta si estende per circa 360 ettari lungo un’ampia fascia incontaminata della costa meridionale dell’isola ed è finalizzata alla conservazione delle espressioni più significative della fauna e della flora presenti sul territorio, comprendenti numerosi endemismi e specie note solo per Lampedusa. La spiaggia dei Conigli, uno dei luoghi più significativi e visitati della riserva, è stata per anni oggetto di ogni forma di abuso e degrado, ma grazie ai numerosi interventi di recupero ambientale, controllo e sensibilizzazione effettuati dall’Ente Gestore fin dall’istituzione della riserva, oggi rappresenta un modello di gestione e di promozione di un turismo sostenibile, che ha saputo coniugare la conservazione della natura con la fruizione del territorio.  

LAVORO: Il campo prevede lo svolgimento di turni giornalieri di 6 ore e turni notturni di 8–10 ore.

I turni giornalieri sono finalizzati al controllo della balneazione, mediante sorveglianza ed attività di informazione e sensibilizzazione dei bagnanti, in modo da far rispettare i regolamenti vigenti nella riserva. Dalle 8 alle 20.00 i volontari si alterneranno per coprire due postazioni fisse: una all’ingresso della Riserva e una sulla spiaggia. All’ingresso, i volontari forniranno informazioni e materiali divulgativi ai visitatori e faranno in modo che attrezzi ed oggetti dei quali è vietato l’ingresso o l’uso nella Riserva, vengano depositati prima di accedere in Riserva.

In spiaggia, i volontari sorveglieranno i nidi deposti, saranno punto di riferimento per quanti vogliono conoscere la biologia riproduttiva di Caretta caretta e svolgeranno attività di sensibilizzazione per orientare la fruizione della spiaggia verso forme compatibili con l’importanza del sito (distribuiranno posacenere per evitare l'abbandono di mozziconi sulla spiaggia, inviteranno al rispetto delle norme comportamentali da osservare, contribuiranno alla tutela dello specchio acqueo antistante la spiaggia mediante una canoa, ecc.).

I volontari, inoltre, collaboreranno nelle attività di rilevamento dei dati sulla fruizione e saranno di sostegno agli operatori addetti al monitoraggio per il rilevamento dei dati sui nidi di tartaruga e sui piccoli. I turni notturni si svolgeranno presso la struttura ubicata all’ingresso della riserva e sono finalizzati ad impedire l’accesso in spiaggia di eventuali visitatori durante la notte, che potrebbero pregiudicare gli eventi di nidificazione della tartaruga.

ATTIVITA’ FORMATIVE: All’inizio di ogni campo i volontari parteciperanno ad un incontro formativo presso la sede della Riserva (tenuto dal personale della Riserva), durante il quale verranno fornite le principali informazioni sull’area protetta (storia, caratteristiche, regolamento, ecc.)  e sulla biologia della tartaruga marina.

ALLOGGIO: I volontari saranno ospitati in una casa poco distante dal centro del paese, con cucina attrezzata, due bagni e camere dotate di letti a castello.  

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: Buona attitudine a camminare; capacità di svolgere le attività anche in presenza di particolari condizioni climatiche (essere in grado di trascorrere diverse ore sotto il sole, ma anche in presenza di vento, umidità, pioggia, zanzare…). Non costituisce un requisito obbligatorio, ma per chi ne ha le capacità, è richiesto l’utilizzo di una canoa e saper montare una tenda da campo. Il campo non è adatto a persone con disabilità (fisiche o psichiche)


TZ.UV.1614TANZANIAENVIEnvironmental Sustainability120 Euro250 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201624 / 7 / 2016

Environmental Sustainability

PAESE: TANZANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 7 / 2016

Partner and Project Description: Over the last three years, this project has been organized in Partnership with communities living under the sloops of Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania. These communities/Villages are sharing boarder with the forest and there is big dependency among the community members in the conserved forest.  Majority of the population are farmers growing coffee, bananas, vegetable and variety of fruits. There is a small part of the population involved in business/ Petty traders and micro finance. Most families still maintain traditional style of cooking their meals on the ground in the house over an open flame. As a traditional house usually has only one room, the whole house is filled with the smoke before and after meals. The smoke is thick and stays in the house as only a little hole in the roof allows for ventilation. As a result, acute respiratory and eye diseases are a significant problem for women and children. Additionally, this form of cooking requires large amount of firewood, which puts pressure on the Mount Kilimanjaro forest and thus a major contributor of forest destruction leading to climate change. 

Project Activities: Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community services, cultural exchange, Development/global education) will participate involved in building and installing energy server stoves to the selected households. The stoves are designed in a very simple technology and will be installed in few homes as a demonstration for the community to adapt. Establishment of community tree nursery and tree planting will be as well part of the project activities.

Study Part: Intergeneration gatherings in a form of sports Bonanzas, workshops, debates and study tours will be organized under the theme of the project to provide an opportunity for both Program participants and host community members to promote environmental sustainability.

Accommodation and Food: Participants are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of the families, in some cases Participants will be sharing accommodation in community residential house. Clean water and electricity will be available. In the case where participants will be on group living rooms will be shared with 3-5 Participants and available full time kitchen staff to manage meals preparation.

Location and Leisure/free time activities: The project will be hosted in the Northern Tanzania. The place enjoys hosting a good number of cultural and natural attractions in Africa and the world.  Possibilities for your weekends and free time while in the project could be; a day at lake Chala- swimming and relaxing, Cultural tourism (Hiking to Kilimanjaro National Park gate, Kinukamori waterfalls for nature walk, swimming and chagga museum), two days and one night wild life safari to Ngorongoro and either Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire. 

Special Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be the one who is open minded and independent, interested in culture, travel, asking questions and sharing views. It is perfect for people who want to lean new languages and culture.

Language: The official language of this project is English and Kiswahili. However you do not need to be fluently 

Terminal: Arrange you arrival to be Dar es Salaam international Airport or any of the Bus Stations or Railway station in Dar es Salaam. Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Extra Fee: €250 Non-refundable participation fee to be paid on arrival day.  Participation fee does not cover medical/health services, cost of relevant Visas or permits, airport pick up and drop off, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However it does cover the cost coorientation on arrival, local transport to the project, food and accommodation during the program. The fee also contributes to the running cost of program activities before, during and after the program.


RU-SOD 12.1RUSSIACULTChuvash Culture Camp «Haval»120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

Chuvash Culture Camp «Haval»

PAESE: RUSSIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

Description: The Chuvash language is the 4th minority language in Russia according to the number of its speakers. However, as all the minority languages, it has its problems. NGO „Haval“ is trying to solve these problems by organising different cultural and educational events. The summer camp is one of them. The main goal of the camp is to create a tradition of annual meetings, where people could intensively study the Chuvash language, dive into the language environment, as well as learn about the culture, history and traditions of the Chuvash people through lectures, discussions, trainings, exercises.

Type of Work: Participating in the camp activities; making presentation about your country and national culture; it would be especially appreciated if the volunteer knows any original language (or minority language) and could present it. The following activities are in the program of the camp: — Chuvash language lessons for anyone who does not speak it or speak not good enough; — thematic lectures and seminars; — workshops. Specialists in Chuvash folk crafts show and tell about folk embroidery, costumes, woodcarvings and more; — sport activities; — sitting by the fire, and much more.

Study: As the workcamp is located in Chuvashia – a small local ethnicity to the east from Moscow the volunteers will get a chance to learn about the culture of this local ethnicity, its’ history and difference from the Russian Culture. There will be also lessons of Chuvash language. We expect the volunteer to be motivated for getting aquainted with this language and for learning it.

Accommodation: In tents provided by the hosting organization (own tents are not needed, but volunteers should bring their sleeping bags); access to shower; food will be provided in the canteen of the resort nearby.

Language: English, Russian, Chuvash, Esperanto, French, Italian…

Requirements: The volunteers are expected to be interested in languages and ready for making presentations.

Location: The workcamp is situated in Russia, Cheboksary. The volunteers will need to fly (or arrive with any other transport: train, bus etc.) to Moscow and take the train from Moscow to Cheboksary. In Cheboksary the volunteers will be met by the Russian volunteers and move altogether to the workcamp site.


CAT04SPAGNAENVIBeing involved with Pirinees: paths and forests from the National Park120 Euro20 EURAdulti3 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

Being involved with Pirinees: paths and forests from the National Park

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Associació Tumeneia WORK DESCRIPTION: The tasks are designed to improve the transit of people on the hiking roads: cleaning and preparation of the paths, extraction of the stones, reconstruction and consolidation of dry stone walls and specific actions in the forests. The tasks will also be focused on the maintenance and reparation of former barracks and hydroelectric infrastructure in the area of Caldes de Boí to integrate them into the landscape. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In tents with mattresses. Kitchen unit fully equipped with utensils, industrial kitchen, oven, refrigerator and freezer. Bathroom unit equipped with sinks, toilets and showers with hot water. LOCATION AND LEISURE: There will be activities to discover the surroundings (visit of Romanic Center located in Erill la Vall, and visit of different churches; excursions to Ribera de Caldes, Aigüestortes…etc.). There will be also leisure time activities: swimming pool, hydrotherapy at Caldes’ Thermal Station, cineforum, assemblies, speeches about new technology and forest management, introduction to block climbing, creating and updating a blog/Instagram, environmental education activities. REQUIREMENTS: Accessing camp for socioeconomic background. Not for reduced mobility NOTES: New Camp! Accessing: For socioeconomic background. Not for reduced mobility Extra fee: 20 euros, to be paid in advance. AIRPORT: BCN STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

ISL 04SLOVACCHIAKIDSHRABUSICE120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 20169 / 7 / 2016

HRABUSICE

PAESE: SLOVACCHIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 9 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The EPIC non-profit organization has been cooperating with the village of Hrabušice since 2013 as they both try to influence public policies on employment and social inclusion of marginalized groups as Roma. Their activities, among other, are focused on better understanding and co-existence of Roma and non-Roma inhabitants of the village. The priorities in the cooperation are focused on mobilizing the young people to prepare the activities for the kids. Thanks to these initiatives, the village Hrabusice, located in Nature reserve park Slovak Paradise, was recently involved to large-scale EU driven research project named Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion. We see a big potential and an ideal beginning of how to change the situation by doing the workcamp in Hrabusice for the first time. WORK DESCRIPTION: The task of volunteers is to create free-time activities for group of 40 kids in the age of 6-14 years old. The activities will be done in the area of the schoolyard between 9.00-12.00 and 14.30-16.00. The schoolyard is situated in the very centre of the village. The activities are primarily designed for the kids from the Roma part of the village, other kids are also welcomed. There is enough material to prepare the programme for kids and with kids in various disciplines (sport, theatre, music, artistic work) depending on the abilities, skills and interest of the volunteers. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Lodging will be provided in local community centre, a sleeping bag and a mat are needed. The volunteers can use the kitchen and the bathroom facilities. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing dinner and breakfast themselves. The lunch is provided in the canteen together with kids. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Location and leisure: Hrabusice is the entrance to the “Slovak Paradise”, it is only some kilometres from the Gothic path of historical monuments in Levoca, Spissky Stvrtok. There are many possibilities for free time activities like horse riding, tourism, swimming. REQUIREMENTS: Attention: MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED. As the volunteers are staying in the local community centre and will work with children, alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs are not allowed. Bring swimming suit, sleeping bag, some info, materials and pictures of your country, musical instrument to play nice music, some ideas for games with the children, your enthusiasm and smile on your face :) NOTES: Study Part: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger, who will organize a workshop focused on current events in Europe. The volunteers will prepare "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign. AIRPORT: BTS STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0

ALLI08FINLANDIARENOLAMMINAHO120 Euro30 EURAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

LAMMINAHO

PAESE: FINLANDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: This camp is organized by the municipality of Vaala. Lamminaho is a unique complex of traditional buildings that consists of items and buildings that date back to 1700 and onwards. Lamminaho is an exceptionally well-preserved example of traditional Finnish buildings. WORK DESCRIPTION: The theme of this camp is history and nature combined with recreational opportunities of Lake Oulujarvi such as Geopark. Volunteers will participate in the renovation of local history museum area in Lamminaho, especially in making a traditional Finnish wooden shingle roof. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The accommodation is in Uiton Maja which is a well-equipped cabin by a lake. It is possible to heat up the sauna every day and swim as well. the food will be cooked together. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Vaala is a beautiful place in northern Finland about 90km from Oulu and 600 km from Helsinki. The volunteers will also have a chance learn about Rokua Geopark area and experience activities such as hiking and kayaking. REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers need a travel insurance for the duration of their stay. NOTES: AIRPORT: OUL STATION: Oulu MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

ALLI09FINLANDIAENVIYOUTH CENTRE120 Euro30 EURAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

YOUTH CENTRE

PAESE: FINLANDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Youth Centre Anjala is one of the 10 national youth centres in Finland, supported and supervised by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The Youth Centre has a non-profit civic responsibility of promoting a good life for children and young people. Our main purpose is to serve children and young people as well as support the work of teachers and trainers. This camp is organized by Anjala Youth Department and the Cultural foundation of Ankkapurha. More information www.nuorisokeskusanjala.fi/en WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will work mainly outdoors to maintain the traditional landscape and park in the area. The volunteers will also assist in various activities such as organising an international picnic in the park. The volunteers will also get to know the everyday life in the Finnish countryside. The goal is to increase multicultural activity in Anjala and its community. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation is organized in a hostel level apartment with shared kitchen, living room and a bathroom. The volunteers will get most meals from the canteen of the youth centre, sometimes it might be possible to cook. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Anjala is a small village, 25 kilometers from Kouvola and about 140 kilometers from Helsinki. The Youth Centre is situated by a beautiful area by the River Kymijoki. Volunteers can use the facilities and equipment of the youth centre. REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. NOTES: AIRPORT: UTI STATION: Kouvola MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

EST 11ESTONIAAGRIERTO ECO FARM II120 Euro30 EURAdulti3 / 7 / 201610 / 7 / 2016

ERTO ECO FARM II

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 10 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Learning by doing at eco-farms in the beautiful Estonian countryside For years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Erto Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Erto Farm located in the Jogeva County in the South of Estonia. The farm is one of the few organic farms in this area. It is specialized in growing vegetables and beef cattle. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main task for volunteers will be to weed and harvest (manually) vegetables and take care for animals (cows). Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. The volunteers will work during working days for 6-8 hours. Saturday and Sunday are free. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The 100 m away from the main farmhouse there is a small house with the kitchen, one bedroom (mattresses) and dry toilet. Volunteers will stay there. Shower and sauna is available in the main Farmhouse. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking meals and cleaning. Volunteers will be eating mainly local, organic food from the farm. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Erto Farm is situated 35 km north of Tartu, second largest city in Estonia, famous university town http://www.visittartu.com/ in the Vooremaa landscape region. More information on http://stage.estonica.ee/en/Nature/Central_Estonia/The_large_drumlins_and_lakes_of_Vooremaa Leisure timeThe camp takes place in the area of outstanding beauty. There are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. Some free time activities will be organized for participants as a day trip and excursions in the area (for example: Tartu; 15 km away from Farm is located Ice Ace Center; close to farm there is a family play-land Vudila and Elistvere Animal Park). Some of them will be free of charge while others might require a modest financial contribution. REQUIREMENTS: Special requirementsThe camp is open for young people who is interested in organic farming and is ready to get real experience of it. Please be prepared to the simple conditions of Estonian country side. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing manual/ physical work under changing weather conditions. German, English, Russian are possible camp languages.Participation feeDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Tartu MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

FIYE 603POLONIADISAPRZEDWIOSNIE 1120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

PRZEDWIOSNIE 1

PAESE: POLONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp is organised by the Social Care Centre „Na Przedwiosniu”, which was established in 1970 to care for intellectually disabled people. At the moment the Centre takes care for 163 patients. The presence of international volunteers greatly helps breaking the wall of social isolation that our patients experience. This social exclusion negatively influences both their physical and mental states, but thanks to our international volunteers, the patients have the opportunity to interact with different cultures, traditions and languages. WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will help to organize games, craft activities and excursions for patients. They will also assist staff in everyday care(e.g. feeding, walks) and help running occupational therapy workshops. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the building of Social Care Centre. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses in 2 common rooms. They should bring their own sleeping bag and pillow. All meals will be provided by the Centre’s canteen. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Social Care Center „Na Przedwiosniu” is situated in a suburb of Warsaw, capital city of Poland. It takes around 45 minutes by city transport to get to the center of Warsaw. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be ready to work with intellectually disabled people and should have a strong motivation to do so. Previous experience in working with such people would be an asset. Please send a short MOTIVATION LETTER! NOTES: AIRPORT: WAW STATION: Międzylesie MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

WS16SW01SVIZZERAKIDS,MANUMOUNTAIN CAMP120 EuroCHFAdulti3 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

MOUNTAIN CAMP

PAESE: SVIZZERA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The goal of the group fRilingue is to offer teenagers (age: 10 - 20 years) a two week language camp. The aim of fRilingue i Mountain and English Camps is to combine language courses (French and English) in the morning with free time activities such as sport, music, dance, theatre and cinema in the afternoons. The special advantage of this project is the mixture of adolescents from the French and the German part of Switzerland. There will be some special programmes in the nights and on the weekends. In the afternoons and on the weekend the group will discover the region. The youngsters will learn outside or in tents if the weather is bad. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main work of the volunteers will be the preparation of the daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Together with a cook they organise the menu schedule, do the shopping and wash the dishes afterwards. Volunteers will also do housekeeping and cleaning rooms, showers and toilets. It would be helpful if volunteers know how to prepare a meal for a bigger group. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will sleep in tents or in dormitories. It is simple, but there is a kitchen, toilets and showers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Schwarzsee is blessed with nature s bounty and lies 3 435 feet about sea level. The village is framed by impressive mountains and an idyllic mountain lake. The River Sense Country is on the so-called Rostigraben. The rolling countryside appeals due to its magnificent landscapes and varied cultural assets - it is definitely worthwhile to stay a bit longer Discovering the charming region of Schwarzsee with its fascinating wildlife and nature - ideal for nature lovers, families and sports lovers Twice a week, volunteers will accompany the adolescents on an afternoon journey to the close by region. On the weekends longer excursions are planned. The evenings will involve social events where the volunteers can participate and enjoy. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should have interest in leading a group of young people. We are looking for mature personalities. The group fRilingue is looking for people who like sport and creative activities and who like to support youngsters in their own talents. Volunteers should be able to prepare a meal. The international Workcamps consist of small groups of four Volunteers, additionally they will work together with Swiss Volunteers from fRilingue. If you are interested to be a part of this workcamp please send a short motivation letter. Age: 20 NOTES: AIRPORT: GVA STATION: Fribourg MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SEEDS 071ISLANDAENVI,MANUBOTANIC GARDEN IN REYKJAVK (6:10)120 Euro220 EURAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

BOTANIC GARDEN IN REYKJAVK (6:10)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: This is the sixth year in a row SEEDS offers projects in the Botanic Garden in Reykjavik. The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants, founded in 1961 and will celebrate its 55th anniversary in 2016. The garden s main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone.SEEDS volunteers will be doing general garden work, attending the flowers, trees and other plants. Volunteers will assist in organising and carrying out special events that might be planned with a short notice but they will all be related to the general aim and work of the garden. The work may be repetitive as general gardening tasks tend to be. The project starts early every week day, working hours are from 8:00 - 15:30, so volunteers have to be motivated to work early in the morning. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a well-equipped house, in a beautiful setting inside the Botanical Gardens of the city of Reykjavik, which are located about 4 kilometres from the centre of the city. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared rooms/dorms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Please note that volunteers from other projects will also be staying in the same house.Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources such as geothermal power. About two thirds of the population of Iceland live in Reykjavik including the metropolitan area, or over 200,000 people. The world s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.Reykjavik is often called the nightlife capital of the North . But there is more to Reykjavik than pubs and clubs. Reykjavik also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends.In the summer, you can sit by the harbour at midnight and watch the sun dip slightly below the horizon before it makes its way up again.In the area closer than 100 km from Reykjavik, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit. REQUIREMENTS: Participation fee EUR 220, - (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.Volunteers will have free access to one of the largest swimming pools in Iceland, which is only a few minutes walk from the house. Volunteers have to bring good working shoes and clothes, even though summer is coming, it might still be cold and hats and gloves might be necessary. Excursions (Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South shore, etc) can be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares. NOTES: AIRPORT: KEF STATION: Closest international Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-C07GERMANIACONS,SOCISupport of Technical Leading of Workcamps120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201627 / 8 / 2016

Support of Technical Leading of Workcamps

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 27 / 8 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world and which are willing to take over responsibility. For young and older people more interested in the technical side of the works than in the organisation of the social life Open Houses offers the possibility to support the technical leading of Workcamps and Building Weeks in the framework of Mid Term Volunteering. This could be an interesting task for skilled craftsmen, for those which have own manual experiences or for those which want to train their organisational skills. The leading of the technical side of the Workcamps lies in the hands of one of Open Houses' technical leaders. The volunteer which supports him can overtake a part of the technical leaders' responsibility. Depending on the wishes, the skills and the experience of the volunteer this can be the organisation of the schedule of the working day, the responsibility for tools and material, the leading of a smaller group of volunteers or more special tasks. For students of architecture, building engineering and similar fields this kind of voluntary service can be recognized as internship for their studies. Open Houses will offer the necessary certificates. Because of the big variety of the individual curricula and experiences Open Houses will create for every volunteer an individual plan of the voluntary service, including introduction, supervision and evaluation. Per every week the volunteer supports the technical leader s/he receives 50 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation and can take part in all cultural activities and excursions of the camps. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Depending on the camp place. Please, have a look in the camp place descriptions. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-C03GERMANIASOCICamp Leading120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201629 / 8 / 2016

Camp Leading

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 29 / 8 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: The social camp leader has to be able to work independently as well as in a team. Since most of the camps are organised by several camp leaders (one or two social and one or more technical leaders) it is necessary to agree upon several issues in a team. All in all, leading a camp means a lot of work and empathy as well as a lot of fun. Open Houses gives the camp leaders the opportunity to be creative and to take over responsibility for their own work. Of course, they will not be left alone in their role. Before getting active as a camp leader s/he will take part in one camp as a volunteer, parallel will be time for the introduction as camp leader. It will be a good experience to be an “ordinary participant” for one or two weeks and to get to know the camp leader's tasks from the participants' point of view. After experiencing the atmosphere of the first camp and after Open Houses and the potential camp leader have gotten to know each other better, Open Houses will decide if s/he will be able to lead camps or not or if s/he would need an additional introduction time. During the summer season Open Houses organises a lot of Workcamps in different places in Germany. Depending on the camp leader's interests and abilities Open Houses and the potential camp leader will decide together where s/he will lead camps. In general, Open Houses offers two possibilities: The volunteers can lead several successive camps in one place (at Lohra Castle, partly also at Klein Dammerow Manor) or can lead different camps at various places. For each real camp leading week the volunteer gets 50 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation. The camp leader will receive the pocket money after the camp, when all the camp documents will be checked by the office staff and everything will be fine. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Depending on the camp place. Please have a look at the camp place descriptions. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world, which are willing to take over a big responsibility and who look forward to a great summer in Germany. The camp leader's role lies in building a bridge between the participants of the Workcamp, the organisation as well as the technical leaders who guide the practical part of the camp. S/he supports the group of volunteers from a social and intercultural point of view. Open Houses is looking for people who are highly motivated and responsible, open minded and which already have some experiences in handling with other people. They should be able to speak English fluently and basics of German. The main tasks are to organise the social life for all volunteers during the camp period. The leader will welcome the volunteers and make them familiar with the camp site. S/he will prepare the daily schedule, indicating the working and eating times including breaks and will furthermore be responsible for organising the cleaning and cooking teams, alternating within the group. The camp leader will buy the food for the volunteers, having an eye on the everyday changing cooking teams with their individual dishes. Additionally, s/he organises leisure activities after the working days and is welcome to prepare campfires, barbecues, games or other group activities. For the weekends the camp leader should be ready to plan little trips to bigger cities or other activities. A camp leader has rarely time for personal things during the Workcamp. S/he is always the person in charge of everything and contact person in any questions and needs of the volunteers. This should be clear to all applicants. It is also important that the social leader stays in close contact to the technical leaders, who are organising the working groups and know which work has to be done. It is helpful to support the technical leaders by taking over the responsibility for a working group, if there are no other works to be done for the social leader. At some camps, especially in environmental camps, it can happen that the functions of social and technical leaders are running more together. So it is good to be prepared also to organise a little bit the working part. The social leader is also responsible for managing the deduction and finances of the camp and to take care of the documentation – writing down what has been done, taking pictures and leading the evaluation of the camp. It is important to do this documentation with a certain care, so that the social leader which will lead the following camp will know what happened in the past and doesn’t need to look for the same information or to do the same mistake a second time. REQUIREMENTS: CV+photo and Motivation letter, very good level of English, Basics of German NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-W03GERMANIAENVI,RENOWorkcamp Lohra Castle120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

Workcamp Lohra Castle

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: Nearby the youth accommodation houses which are part of Lohra Castle complex there is a campsite which can be used by groups of youngsters, too. An abandoned former agricultural building will be rebuilt into a sanitary house for campers. Therefore it is necessary to construct a water line to this building. An excavator will dig the line and the volunteers will accompany this work by collecting stones and bringing in an insulating layer of sand. Later they will under the guidance of a craftsman lay the water pipes and put afterwards the material which had been digged out back into the ditch. The remaining material will be used to fill holes and to level the ground at other parts of the castle. Furthermore the participants will take care of the outdoor area. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: shared rooms with 2 - 5 beds in 3 guest houses, warm shower (limited hot water), 1 camp kitchen (cold water), coal-burning stoves LOCATION AND LEISURE: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of Lohra Castle begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1000 years old. Today, it includes 20 buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a roman chapel, a manor from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th century. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, art-workshops, exhibitions, concerts and international meetings took place in the castle. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: Be informed, that the work will take place also on rainy and cold days, so please bring rain jacket, waterproof and strong shoes as well as warm clothes. AIRPORT: LEJ STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

SDA 103REPUBBLICA CECACONS,CULTFOSTER THE CITY120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

FOSTER THE CITY

PAESE: REPUBBLICA CECA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The workcamp is held in the city of Pilsen in cooperation with the local NGO Foster the City that has been part of the European Capital of Culture program since 2012 (now it is an independent organization). It deals with contemporary state of the public space and its affordable enhancement. Local people have an opportunity to demonstrate their ideas i to show what they feel wrong, what they miss, what they would like to participate in. The most successful implementation projects include restoring the former Municipal River Bath or transformation of Springs at Roudna. The aim of the workcamp is to continue with the activities begun 2012 by improving derelict public places of Pilsen through small interventions. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will be mainly manual and physically hard. This year we are going to continue working at the former Municipal river bath and its surroundings, which was revived during the workcamp in 2014 and 2015 but there is still a lot to improve. One week you are probably going to work elsewhere in Pilsen i the places to be improved during the workcamp are chosen from the proposals of local people in March. Your work will probably consist of cleaning up the nature/city street, cultivating green and city spaces, making wooden furniture and similar activities. Be ready to work in all kinds of weather. For illustration, pictures from 2015 are on http://on.fb.me/1OJepKM. At both places we are going to celebrate the effort - by throwing a concert or a neighbours party. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a scout clubhouse. There is a kitchen, hot and cold water, 3 toilets and 1 shower. Please bring a sleeping bag. The clubhouse is located near the River bath and 40 min from the springs in Roudna. Walking distance to the city centre is 2.1 km and to the nearest tram stop 650 m. Warm lunches (vegetarian meals possible) will be provided at the worksite. You will prepare your own breakfast and dinner. LOCATION AND LEISURE: City of Pilsen (www.pilsen.eu) is the capital of West Bohemia. With 170 000 inhabitants and 15 000 university students it is a significant cultural, business and industrial centre, internationally famous mostly due to the products of Pilsner Urquell and koda factory.Study part: You will have an opportunity to go for an excursion to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery and for a trip to a spectacular town in Pilsen region. You will also help with the organization of an evening or afternoon event for the public at the work site and you can be actively involved in the program (these events are usually on weekends so please be ready to help a couple of hours, too i it will be great experience and fun).Leisure time: See some interesting Pilsen sights i medieval city centre, historical underground, Techmania Science Centre and do other activities such as visiting festivals, cinemas, sports facilities, restaurants, typical local pubs, cafes, tearooms and clubs, galleries, museums and ZOO, woods and lakes around the city. REQUIREMENTS: : A short motivation letter is required Your work will be mostly hard manual work. But don t worry - it will be worth it We look for people who believe in improving the city by their own hands, who find fun and pleasure in doing so and who can also spice it up: if you cook, sing or can amuse others, it will be useful for the evenings-We certainly do not want any moaners :) The workcamp is suitable also for parents with children. NOTES: ML AIRPORT: PRG STATION: Pilsen MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

SDA 303REPUBBLICA CECACONS,AGRISOCIAL THERAPEUTIC CENTRE TABOR120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

SOCIAL THERAPEUTIC CENTRE TABOR

PAESE: REPUBBLICA CECA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: This is the first time that the workcamp is held in the little village Nova Ves nad Popelkou in Eastern Bohemia in collaboration with the local Social Therapeutic Centre Tabor. The mission of the centre is to integrate people with various disabilities into the society, by means of living in a community and working in biodynamic agriculture and craft workshops. They are inspired by Camphill communities. Besides, the centre supports a community life in the village by maintaining folk traditions and customs. The centre is also a training space for educational programs focused on Waldorf pedagogy; various educational events for schools and public take place here. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the construction of a shelter for agriculture machines and with practical agricultural tasks.The workcamp is especially suitable for those who are interested in social work, ecology, healthy lifestyle, crafts or arts. The premises of the Centre Tabor (both house and garden) are non-smoking, we also do not drink alcohol here. Two people are permanently living in the house. Information for allergic persons: we have cats. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will be manual and physically demanding. The tasks will include: construction of a shelter (cleaning of the space, preparation of wood, building of a wooden construction, roofing), working with hay (loading hay bales on a tractor and unloading them in a barn), cleansing of a potato field (weeding, removing potato beetles). An experienced builder will supervise the construction work and preparation of wood. We will work outside so it is necessary to bring sun protection (light clothing, a hat) as well as waterproof shoes and a raincoat. When working with hay you must wear long sleeves, trousers and fully enclosed shoes. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a historical wooden cottage in several rooms with beds (bed linen provided). There are 3 bathrooms, washing machine, kitchen with an oven, common room, outdoor fireplace. You will have an opportunity to cook for yourselves or you can only help with the cooking. Food comes from our own farm (bio) or other local farms. Meals are always cooked for everyone in the house, mainly vegetarian dishes. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Nova Ves nad Popelkou (650 inhabitants) i Social Therapeutic Centre Tabor. It is located on the edge of CHKO (Nature Protected area) Bohemian Paradise. A nearby town i Lomnice nad Popelkou (with services such as restaurants, swimming pool, shops) i is about 4km far away. The historical town Ji269;in is 20km away.Study part: Visit to a museum - exhibition of local history and culture, exposition of semi-precious stones, excursion to a geologist i presentation of the processing of gems from local deposits, lectures on biodynamic agriculture and Czech history. Workshops: working with wood, woodworking, working with beeswax, bread baking, production of homemade jams.Leisure time: Visit to the music festival Lomnicke kulturni leto (Cultural Summer of Lomnice) - according to the program; trips around - both on foot and by train (Tabor observation tower, ruins of Kumburk and Bradlec, Bohemian Paradise rock town - all-day trip), swimming pool, cinema. REQUIREMENTS: / NOTES: AIRPORT: PRG STATION: Nova Ves nad Popelkou MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

EST 39ESTONIAAGRIKAASIKU ORGANIC FARM I120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201611 / 7 / 2016

KAASIKU ORGANIC FARM I

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Learning by doing at eco-farms in the beautiful Estonian countrysideFor years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Kaasiku Organic Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Kaasiku Organic Farm is situated in the South of Estonia. It is one of the few functional farms in this area. The major crops grown are apples, strawberries and raspberries, in smaller amounts different salads and radish. In the farm, near to strawberry field also local beekeeper holds its honey bees to collect nectar and pollen from organically grown cultures and from organic hayfield. More on FB-site: https://www.facebook.com/KaasikuMahetalu/ WORK DESCRIPTION: The main task for volunteers will be to weed and picking berries by hand, also to harvest vegetables and salads. Additionally to weeding and harvesting task, volunteers will clean the vegetables and make them together with other farm s products (frozen berries and juices) ready for consumers in different organic shops around the country. Volunteers will be guided to learn the summer-time apple tree cutting methods. Other apple plantation maintenance practices are also available. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. Note that volunteers will work all working days and on Saturday mornings as the camp takes place on the peak of the harvesting season. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the old sauna and/or in the attic under the roof sleeping on beds or mattresses. Dry organic toilet, shower, sauna are available. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking meals and cleaning. During this work camp volunteers will be eating mainly local food from the farms. Do not forget some traditional/ typical food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: LocationThe farm is located in Tartu parish near to Vooremaa hilly landscape and it borders with Amme River which feeds The Great Emajgi - the most water abundant river in South Estonia ( Mother River in Estonian). One fifth of the area is covered by wetlands. In the east 20 km from the farm is the western coast of Europe s 4th largest lake, Peipsi. Natural and ethnic landscape of Peipsimaa area is as diverse and nuanced as Estonian history. Here you ll find aristocratic mansions, lighthouses, traditional market culture and colorful cottages marking the onion route (the area is known for its onion cultivators). The farm is located 16 km north of Tartu, capital of the County, which is known also as the student capital of Estonia and therefor also the city of good thoughts. Tartu locates about 180 km to south-east from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. More info about Estonia on www.visitestonia.com, South-Estonia www.southestonia.info and Tartu http://www.visittartu.com/en/LEISURECamp takes place in the area of traditional Estonian landscape. There are many possibilities for leisure, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. There will be a possibility to participate in farmers fairs. Excursions to the historical places of the County of Tartu and Peipsi Lake area are planned. Some free time activities will be organized for participants such as a day trip with excursions in the area. REQUIREMENTS: Special requirementsThe camp is open for young people who is interested in organic farming and is ready to get real experience of it. Please be prepared to the simple conditions of Estonian country side. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. English is the camp language.Participation feeDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution. NOTES: AIRPORT: TLL STATION: Tartu MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

ICJA01GERMANIARENO,ENVI,CONS,SOCI,DISA,MANU,ARTEICKEDORFERHOF GRASBERG120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

EICKEDORFERHOF GRASBERG

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The living place Eickedorferhof is a small, biodynamic cultivated farm which is used primarily self i sufficient. At the same time it is a working and living project for young and old people and aims to be a place where handicapped and disadvantaged persons find an adequate place to live. Beside the family of the owner and some workers, there are about 5 adults with fewer opportunities currently working and living at the place. The main house is built in the style of a Lower Saxon farmhouse ; beside this there are several neighboring houses and stands. Life stock of the farm consists of a herd of cows, three ponies, one horse, six cats, one goat and about 50-70 chickens. There are 2 vegetable greenhouses and a vegetable garden, as well as fruit trees and berry bushes.Background of the little community is the philosophy of Anthroposophy. For the inhabitants, it is important that also cultural life at the place can be performed. In the last years, there have been organized some public cultural events like exhibitions, writing workshops, summer festivals with concerts, etc. Some artistic classes of different types of art for all residents and staff (like modeling with clay, painting, music) are part of regular activities on the site.Environment:The farm is located near Bremen in the former Teufelsmoor ( devils peatland ) between the artists villages Fischerhude and Worpswede. Even it is situated in the outskirts of Bremen, it is very quiet there. The landscape is seen as typical North German Lowlands . For further information please visit: https://lebensorteickedorf.wordpress.com/ WORK DESCRIPTION: Volunteers are invited to help in the interior work of the former barn, which is integrated in the main house. This means: preparing the floor (to remove old stones etc.) for a concrete foundation, building new walls, plastering other walls, painting them etc. In addition, there will be offered some smaller tasks in the farm, according to their interests, ability and needs: Helping with the vegetable garden, taking care of the farm animals, to cut the fence free from leaves. Of course, one team of the workcamp will help by cooking for the farm team. Please be prepared, that living and working together with people with fewer opportunities is background of every activity in the farm.Study Part:It can be given a sight into the history of the place and the background reasons and motivation for such a project along with an explanation of biodynamic agriculture. There will be offered some workshops like singing, moving (Eurythmy), forming with clay and painting. This can be adjusted to the interests and needs of the volunteers. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: There are many different rooms for sleeping in the neighbor buildings, possibly also in an old caravan. Volunteers are also allowed to bring tent and to camp behind the stable. Please bring your sleeping bag and mattress with you. Food will be provided in organic quality. There will be offered meals with meat (few, but of high quality) and vegetarian food as well. LOCATION AND LEISURE: There will be offered a guided city tour in Bremen. Also possible is to make an excursion in one of the neighbor artistic villages (Fischerhude or Worpswede). Depending on weather, volunteers can go swimming in nearby waters or public swimming pools. Finally, we are planning a nice farm festival with a large fire and barbecue and campfire bread. REQUIREMENTS: After registration, we require a self-declaration concerning the children and youth protection. The project provides the opportunity to be part of the social structure of an anthroposophic guided farm for a period of time: We ask for a respectful behavior towards the various people with disabilities of all ages and towards animals. As it is a social project, there is no alcohol and smoking allowed. The project gives a good opportunity to practice German language. Please note: Work in the building site can be physical demanding. Please bring sleeping bag with you. NOTES: After registration, we require a self-declaration concerning the children and youth protection. The project provides the opportunity to be part of the social structure of an anthroposophic guided farm for a period of time: We ask for a respectful behavior towards the various people with disabilities of all ages and towards animals. As it is a social project, there is no alcohol and smoking allowed. The project gives a good opportunity to practice German language. Please note: Work in the building site can be physical demanding. Please bring sleeping bag with you. AIRPORT: HAM STATION: Bremen MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

JR16/205FRANCIARENOPONT D AIN - CLASSICAL WORKCAMP120 EuroAdulti3 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

PONT D AIN - CLASSICAL WORKCAMP

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Welcome to Port d Ain, a green-thinking retreat and holiday resort in the centre of a region blessed with a wealth of tourist attractions, only 60 km from Lyon. After the international work camps of 2011 and 2013 which enabled the town of Port d Ain to renovate a washing placeand two wells, a new international work camp will take place in the town this summer to the great joy of the local council members and villagers With the goal of contributing to the historical value of this small town, join the 2016 international team and participate in the renovation of oldirrigation valves WORK DESCRIPTION: This summer at Port d Ain, your task will be to reconstruct the old irrigation valves located in a small forest surrounding the village. The work will consist mainly of painting, cleaning and clearing away plants. A path will also be built to allow walkers to reach the spot. Supervised byvolunteers from the town, you will work 5 days per week for 4 or 5 hours (in the morning). Do not forget to bring solid, closed shoes PLEASE REMEMBER: every morning we will go to the work site by bike (Approximately 10 minutes) ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Accommodation will be in the vicarage. Sleeping space, small kitchen and WC on site. Meals will be prepared by volunteers in teams of two. As there isn t a shower in the vicarage, your neighbours will let you use their bathrooms when you want to take a shower Jeunesse et Reconstruction will provide mattresses but you will have to bring sheets and a sleeping bag.Please be aware, we cannot take responsibility of you if you arrive before the start of the work camp LOCATION AND LEISURE: A haven of calm and peace, with one of France s most beautiful streams flowing through it, Pont d Ain is pleasantly located on the borders of three large geographic regions of the Ain department:La Bresse, la Dombes and le Bugey. Its exceptional geographic location will allow you to spend two pleasant weeks here and also let you get to know the region Many exchanges with the locals are planned. Possible leisure activities: visiting Lyon, walking to the Chateau des Allymes,hikes, water sports, BBQs and/or meals with locals and local associations, village fete with fireworks, etc. For more information on the town : http://www.pontdain.fr/ N.B: You will be provided with bicycles so that you can travel around the town and its surrounding area independently REQUIREMENTS: 1/ No specific competences for this workcamp, except liking team-work and being very motivated, in a good mood and willing to exchange with the compagnons 2/ Jeunesse et Reconstruction do not provide any vehicle for the volunteers. 3/ The association will not take care of the return journey from the workcamp place to the train station. 4/ more informations about the trains : www.voyages-sncf.com 5/ EU volunteers : bring along with you your European Health Insurance Card; non-EU volunteers : do bring your CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE. Each health expenses will be paid by the volunteer and refunded when back in its own country. 6/ You need to bring along with you : Bed linen, sleeping bag, working clothes, resistant shoes for work, warm clothes for fresh nights, hat/sunscreen/sunglasses/swimsuit, your camera, photos/souvenirs/little things from your own country. For the boys : do not forget to bring your swimming trunk in addition to your short pants (which are prohibited in the French public swimming pool). 7/It is no longer allowed to change foreign traveller s checks into money in the French banks : think about doing it in the foreign exchange counter (airport, stations, big cities) BEFORE arriving to the workcamp NOTES: NB: chantier ouvert a partir de 17 ans pour les participants francais AIRPORT: LYS STATION: Amberieu en Bugey MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

EST39ESTONIAAGRIKAASIKU ORGANIC FARM I120 Euro30 EURAdulti3 / 7 / 201611 / 7 / 2016

KAASIKU ORGANIC FARM I

PAESE: ESTONIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 3 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 7 / 2016

Learning by doing at eco-farms in the beautiful Estonian countryside

Project

For years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Kaasiku Organic Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Kaasiku Organic Farm is situated in the South of Estonia. It is one of the few functional farms in this area. The major crops grown are apples, strawberries and raspberries, in smaller amounts different salads and radish. In the farm, near to strawberry field also local beekeeper holds its honey bees to collect nectar and pollen from organically grown cultures and from organic hayfield. More on FB-site: https://www.facebook.com/KaasikuMahetalu/

Work

The main task for volunteers will be to weed and picking berries by hand, also to harvest vegetables and salads. Additionally to weeding and harvesting task, volunteers will clean the vegetables and make them together with other farm’s products (frozen berries and juices) ready for consumers in different organic shops around the country. Volunteers will be guided to learn the summer-time apple tree cutting methods. Other apple plantation maintenance practices are also available. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. Note that volunteers will work all working days and on Saturday mornings as the camp takes place on the peak of the harvesting season.

Accommodation:

In the old sauna and/or in the attic under the roof sleeping on beds or mattresses. Dry organic toilet, shower, sauna are available. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will share the duties of cooking meals and cleaning. During this work camp volunteers will be eating mainly local food from the farms. Do not forget some traditional/ typical food from your home country for the international evening. 

Location

The farm is located in Tartu parish near to Vooremaa hilly landscape and it borders with Amme River which feeds The Great Emajõgi - the most water abundant river in South Estonia (“Mother River” in Estonian). One fifth of the area is covered by wetlands. In the east 20 km from the farm is the western coast of Europe’s 4th largest lake, Peipsi. Natural and ethnic landscape of Peipsimaa area is as diverse and nuanced as Estonian history. Here you’ll find aristocratic mansions, lighthouses, traditional market culture and colorful cottages marking the onion route (the area is known for its onion cultivators). The farm is located 16 km north of Tartu, capital of the County, which is known also as the student capital of Estonia and therefor also the city of good thoughts. Tartu locates about 180 km to south-east from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. More info about Estonia on www.visitestonia.com, South-Estonia www.southestonia.info and Tartu http://www.visittartu.com/en/

Terminal

Airport, harbour, bus or train station in Tallinn; bus and train to Tartu. 

Special requirements

The camp is open for young people who is interested in organic farming and is ready to get real experience of it. Please be prepared to the simple conditions of Estonian country side. Volunteers have to be motivated to work outdoors doing sometimes quite physical work under changing weather conditions. English is the camp language.

Leisure time

Camp takes place in the area of traditional Estonian landscape. There are many possibilities for leisure, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. There will be a possibility to participate in farmers’ fairs. Excursions to the historical places of the County of Tartu and Peipsi Lake area are planned. Some free time activities will be organized for participants such as a day trip with excursions in the area. 

Participation fee

Due to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 30 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.


SEEDS 072ISLANDAENVI,AGRIGROWING GARDENS IN REYKJAVK (2:6)120 Euro220 EURAdulti4 / 7 / 201616 / 7 / 2016

GROWING GARDENS IN REYKJAVK (2:6)

PAESE: ISLANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 16 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: - WORK DESCRIPTION: WORK/PROJECT: The volunteers will work in a gardening station run by the municipality of Reykjavik. The station takes care of growing flowers and edible plants, trees for the city s green areas and the educational school gardens of Reykjavik. The station aims at maintaining Icelandic species and to increase those who have adapted well to the Icelandic climate. The station also tries to experiment with new species to increase variety and quality of plants that are grown in the gardens and recreational areas of the city.SEEDS volunteers will be doing general garden work in the station, attending the flowers, trees and other plants and clearing out weed. Part of the work may take place in green houses. The work can be repetitive as general gardening tasks tend to be. The project starts early every week day, working hours are from 8:00 - 15:30, so volunteers have to be motivated to work early in the morning, but they will have more free time in the afternoon. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS volunteers will stay in an equipped house that is situated in the middle of the gardening station about 4 kilometres from the city centre. The house is used as the offices and facilities of the staff of the gardening station. It is equipped with a kitchen, dining area, shower and washing machine.Volunteers will be sleeping on mattresses in a shared sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning.Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening. LOCATION AND LEISURE: LOCATION: The population of Iceland s capital Reykjavik is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland s inhabitants live here. It is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.Visitors to Reykjavik experience easily the pure energy at the heart of Iceland s capital city -whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled nightlife. The location of the camp is close to the geo-thermal beach Nautholsvik, as well as the protected natural area of Ellioaardalur which has wild berries, salmon fishing, semi-wild rabbits and a waterfall all within the city limits.In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavik, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit. REQUIREMENTS: Closest International Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavik (BS).

FSL-WC-594INDIAENVI, AGRI, EDUHand in Land120 Euro14000 INRAdulti4 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

Hand in Land

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). 

The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity and known for its animal and plant species in this region. FSL-India has been involved in developing projects for many years in this region and has now formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers. Invariably this is one of the prime locations for FSL-India to initiate development interventions in partnership with the local NGOs and civil society organisations.


The Camp:

The focus of the camp is providing field based learning knowledge on sustainable agriculture and the impacts, Practicing Yoga and introduce creative learning methods in schools.FSL India will directly implement with the network of Farmers club, Women groups and school management around 20 satellite villages in and around the FSL India training centre

Activities:

•Baseline Survey and Mapping.

•Soil and water conservation, Live hedge fencing, Fruit and forestry plantation.

•Crop cultivation, Composting, Kitchen garden, Medicinal plants cultivation, Nursery management.

•Maintenance and management - After care, Basin making, watering, pruning, protection etc.

•Post-harvest practices - Threshing, cleaning.

•Documentation of  traditional cultivation practices.

•Learn the basics of Yoga and practice everyday

•Teach basic English in school, introduce creative learning through art, music, games etc.

•Promote Health and Hygiene Awareness

• Promote Eco friendly practices


Leisure Activities:

Visit to cultural and religious sites, family visit as part of inter-cultural learning and participate in the cultural programs with local community.


Location:

Kundapur is located at 440 north west of Bangalore in the Arabian sea and 91 north of Mangalore


Transport

Nearest international Airport-Bangalore and Mangalore

The nearest railway station- Kundapur

Bus services available from – Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa

The exact meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet


Accommodation:

In the FSL-India Training Center with shared rooms


Participation Fee: 14000 Indian Rupees

RC-18/16INDIAENVI, KIDSTibetan-Indian Culture120 Euro220 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

Tibetan-Indian Culture

PAESE: INDIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

Location:  Dharamshala, is  a small but internationally well known town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  It is 70 km north of  Pathankot city and 15kms from Kangra town.  Dharamshala offers a number of treks to tourists and a good majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains.  Dharamshala is a district head quarter for Kangra district and also happens to be the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama.   Dharamshala offers tourists culture of Tibet and a different experience.   Like any other hilly area, the houses in the area are scattered.   The economy of the Tibetans is on tourism whereas that of local villagers is purely dependent on agriculture.    Project will be held in sub-urban area of Mcleodganj.

Work:  This camp will provide an exposure to local as well as Tibetan culture. The volunteers will come to know of the history of Tibet and how the Tibetans fled Tibet to live in exile at this place.  Inter-cultural learning will  broaden horizons of volunteers on issues concerning environment and livelihood.  Volunteers will also work on  facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children.


Accommodation: Volunteers will live in guest house with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required.  Sleeping bag is required, especially, if you are looking or interested in trekking.

Leisure time:  The volunteers will have opportunity to visit the seat of spiritual leader, the Dalia Lama and other historical Hindu temples.   Opportunities will be there for short and long treks in the mountains after the camp. During weekend visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab can also be arranged.

International Terminal:  New Delhi (320 Kms);     Domestic Terminal: Gaggal/Dharamshala (15 kms)

Nearest railway station:  Pathankot  (60 kms) from Dharamshala.

Participation Fee:  Euro 220.  The extra fee is because of Touristic place. 


CYA1619CAMBOGIAENVITrapaingSangke Fishing and Eco-Tourism Center120 Euro220 USDAdulti4 / 7 / 201617 / 7 / 2016

TrapaingSangke Fishing and Eco-Tourism Center

PAESE: CAMBOGIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 17 / 7 / 2016

at TrapaingSangke, we are working to transform a local fishing community to become an eco-tourism site by helping them making bridges for tourist to explore the area inside mangrove forest, planting mangroves to protect the sea level rise for the villages and saving fish in the fish production season, teaching basic English for local children, and participate with local people in collecting and planting mangroves seeds. In 2016, CYA is planning to establish CYA English classroom for the community to provide a free English course for kids. CYA planned to create a space where tourists can enjoy the beautiful sunset inside the mangrove forest.

What volunteers will do?

Education:

- Teaching children English and arts to local children

- Organizing hygiene and sanitation classes.

Physical Work:

- Building the bridge

- Building ew classroom

- Planting and seedling mangrove, and

- Constructing the space for sunset

VJF 2.8GERMANIAENVI,CONSLiepnitzinsel 1120 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201615 / 7 / 2016

Liepnitzinsel 1

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The island Liepnitzinsel is situated in a picturesque lake, the Liepnitzsee, in the north of Berlin. It is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with many forests and lakes. On the island live many permanent campers during the summer. Please respect them. To cross the lake you have to go by ferry. It is running between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.. WORK DESCRIPTION: The main works will be done in the wood. The volunteers will do various environmental works as well as renovation and construction works on the island and in the forests around the island. Possible tasks are removing bushes and invasive small tree species, collecting rubbish and wood, repairing works and so on. Volunteers should be prepared to be flexible and take part in any work that will support the foresters. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Your accommodation will be very basic. You will sleep in three large tents on camp beds. The infrastructure on the island is very basic without electricity and warm water, not even a warm shower. There is no heating in the tents and on the island you have to use compost toilets. The accommodation is quite isolated so volunteers should come with ideas about how to entertain themselves in the evenings! The foresters of the project have built a nice and comfortable block house where the group will meet and eat. LOCATION AND LEISURE: The workcamp is situated 25 km north of Berlin in a landscape consisting of woods and surrounded by several lakes. Volunteers can go swimming in one of the lakes. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor sport activities like soccer, table-tennis and volleyball. Please be prepared not to be able to visit Berlin very often. This is a camp for Nature Lovers!!!!!! REQUIREMENTS: You have to be able to swim! NOTES: You have to be able to swim! Please be prepared for 2 weeks without internet and cell phone coverage! AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

IBG 11GERMANIAFESTPegnitz U&D (Bavaria)120 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201611 / 7 / 2016

Pegnitz U&D (Bavaria)

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 11 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The local association Waldstock e.V. (http://waldstock.de/ ) promotes local youth activities in the small town of Pegnitz. The members of this association are very motivated and with a lot of personal involvement they organize projects like concerts, film festivals or soccer cups. For more than 20 years, they have been organizing the “Waldstock” festival, a so called “Umsonst und Draussen” - festival (“outside & free of charge”), which has become an important part of the cultural life in the town of Pegnitz and the region. Since 2013 the festival is very successfully supported by international workcamps. WORK DESCRIPTION: You will help the organisers in all phases of the festival: The main tasks will be, on the first days, setting up the stage and the campground on the site of the festival, as well as the disassembly of the whole structure and surroundings on the last day. While the festival is running, the volunteers should be available to the organisation and will be ask to assist in different areas: bar, stage, organisation, catering etc. You will work closely with the local people from the association! There is a fixed plan for the build-up of the festival, nevertheless the schedule will be adapted to the logistics of the event and you are expected to be patient and work autonomously within this plan. Volunteers should be flexible enough to work long and unusual hours – and enjoy music! Speaking or understanding basic German will be a plus! ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will stay at the local brewery! It is a small and very basic accommodation not far from the festival site. The final ceremony afterwards for all the helpers of the festival will also take place there. During the festival food will be provided by the food stands throughout the day. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Pegnitz is a small town in Franconia, Bavaria, near Nuremberg. You can find medieval and historic buildings and churches in the centre of the city. The city is known for its beers: it has a long tradition in brewery and the locals are very proud of it. The Bavarian region, in which Pegnitz is located, is called “Little Switzerland” due to its beautiful surrounding that invites extended adventures and hiking trips in the region. There are all kinds of trails and possibilities to experience the unique nature. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: Basic conditions!!! AGE: 18-26 years old We ask for a motivation letter to be sent with the application! AIRPORT: NUE STATION: Pegnitz MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

JR16/03FRANCIASOCIEMMAUS 1 - FRENCH SPEAKING120 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201623 / 7 / 2016

EMMAUS 1 - FRENCH SPEAKING

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 23 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Emmaus is a association that welcomes marginalised and homeless people, mostly men. They are called companions . The Neuilly Plaisance community (50 companions) with a place where they can live and work. It is a place where people live together in a spirit of solidarity. Some companions live there temporarily while going trough a tough phase in life and the community supports them towards social reinsertion; others see life in the community as an alternative way of life. There are 3 founding principles in all Emmaus Communities: welcoming people (everybody whatever their origin and their past); reinsertion by working (collecting, rehabilitation and sale of furniture, clothing, diverse objects...); sharing and solidarity in the community. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work will consist into helping the community in the everyday tasks such as: sorting out 2nd hand cloths, sorting out 2nd hand furniture or materials or books- helping into collecting the 2nd hand things in the people house (only strong volunteers can do that), You will participate in a great sell out on 9 and 10th July. Selling the books/cloths/furniture to the public, tidying up the different little shops in the community- finally any mission useful for the well being of the community. Most of the companions have had hard times and harsh experiences. They are often tough people in appearance, who won t talk much at first. Volunteers should be mature, and aware of the difficulty of establishing communication with the companions and of gaining their confidence It is important to keep in mind that it is a social project, so that volunteers have to adapt their timetable to the one of the companions. Volunteers will have to be really motivated because it is a difficult work : they will work from Tuesday to Saturday from 7:30 am till 5:00 pm. Sunday and Mondays are free. Please note that although the project is close to Paris, you will have a limited time to visit the city, due to long working hours which cannot be bargained. If you do not agree with these conditions please do not apply. As extra activity, you will create an exhibition on the topic of tolerance, together withthe companions. Your creative talents will be needed ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: To facilitate communication and integration, volunteers will take all their meals with the companions at the restaurant of the community. Volunteers will be hosted in basic conditions : they will sleep in a prefabricated building and share the shower and the toilets of the companions. The consumption of drugs and alcohol is strictly forbidden LOCATION AND LEISURE: Town of Neuilly-Plaisance, departement de Seine-St-Denis (Ile de France). Possible activities : walk along the Seine, visit of Paris (at your exepense), of Vincennes, activities ti be organised with the companions. REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM AGE 20 - MOTIVATION LETTER in french to be sure that the volunteers understand the project and explain why you want to participate There are 50 men living in the Emmaus Neuilly Plaisance community so girls are advised to be careful to do not wear too short clothes.1 /Our association does not provide a car during the work camp. 2/ Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card, for the refunding of medical expenses in your country). 3/ If you have a driving licence, please bring it along in case of necessity. Do not forget to bring: a sleeping bag, warm clothes (a sweater and rain-coat), a bathing suit. For male volunteers: short pants are generally prohibited in the public swimming pools in France, please bring a bathing suit. For work: worn out clothes and strong shoes (like boots i obligatory for your own safety). Your games, songbooks, cassettes, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and encounters easier, please also bring photographs of your home, some postcards, and small gifts. NOTES: chantier francophone / French speaking camp AIRPORT: CDG STATION: PARIS MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

VSS33SERBIAELDEBEZANIJSKA KOSA, BELGRADE120 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201622 / 7 / 2016

BEZANIJSKA KOSA, BELGRADE

PAESE: SERBIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 22 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Within the Gerontology Center of Belgrade, operates Home Bezanijska Kosa , which has close to 600 places for users and it is the largest in the country and one of the largest in Europe. The Home is built according to modern building standards and it employs professional staff to take care of the residents and create an atmosphere of free and solidary community life. The idea for the organization and implementation of the international volunteer work camp arises as a need for assistance in improving the living conditions of adults and older people who are housed in the institution. WORK DESCRIPTION: The volunteers will be engaged on work with elderly people, residents of elder care center Bezanijska kosa . They will participate in creative workshops, planed with professionals. Besides that, they will maintain garden (planting flowers, cutting grass and cleaning paths in yards), take out residents for the walk, spending time with them. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be accommodated in rooms of elder care center Bezanijska kosa with toilets and showers. Meals will be provided on the spot. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Bezanijska kosa is part of the city of Belgrade and belongs to New Belgrade municipality. There will be organized an excursion for participants to meet important places of cultural and historical heritage of city of Belgrade. Volunteers will have a lecture about communication with elderly people and fulfilling of they needs. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should be motivated for work with elderly people. NOTES: AIRPORT: BEG STATION: Belgrade MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

OH-W22GERMANIAENVIWorkcamp Klein Dammerow Manor120 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201615 / 7 / 2016

Workcamp Klein Dammerow Manor

PAESE: GERMANIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 15 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: The history of Open Houses dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people began to restore actual disused village churches. The focus lies on restoration and public use of historical monuments, which allows a long-lasting and effective recovery of the buildings. Currently Open Houses has several historic buildings in its care. All of them are attractive ensembles which display centuries of history. But most of them stood vacant for a very long time and suffered serious structural damage. WORK DESCRIPTION: The work in Klein Dammerow will mostly consist of gardening and cleaning up the historical park around the house, which has been unused for a long time. Year by year, Open Houses brings back to life another part of the huge garden area. The participants will mow the lawn, cut bushes and trees and reconstruct paths. Beside that the volunteers will carry out small handcraft works as repair a storage house for fire wood, paint fences and similar tasks. The participants should be aware of the fact that the works will take place outdoor, also in case of bad weather. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: common sleeping room with mattresses, warm showers and toilets LOCATION AND LEISURE: Klein Dammerow Manor is located between Berlin and the Baltic Sea and surrounded by nature reserves with many fields, woods, ponds and rivers. The Manor is a very interesting brick building from 1892/93 with a beautiful interior. The walls are covered with clay and painted with lime casein paint. The historical wooden floor planks are revealed and renovated. Most of the rooms are equipped with historical furniture, what gives the house a magnificent attraction. In the huge garden surrounding the Manor House a stone-oven invites to experience conventional bakery, and the fireplace assures nice evenings in the nature, too. The sports area with a football-ground and volleyball-net is just beside. The participants can also enjoy their leisure time discovering the Mecklenburg Lake District. This place is ideal for having a great summer. REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: no remarks AIRPORT: RLG STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

SJ13FRANCIARENOA Green Shelter for Vaunières 1120 EuroAdulti4 / 7 / 201624 / 7 / 2016

A Green Shelter for Vaunières 1

PAESE: FRANCIA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: At the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, the association “Les Villages des Jeunes”, www.villagesjeunes.org, manages, runs and renovates a hosting centre at Vaunières since 1964! It is an old mountain hamlet that has become both “trampoline” for both youth and adults who face hardships and a welcoming place for French and international volunteers. Vaunières is a vacation destination for families, tourists and people with disabilities who come to enjoy the calmness of the mountain and the place’s dynamic. Our workcamps, with volunteers from all countries, allow us to reinforce the cultural diversity of our work and to open up the site to the world, making it a place where people from all ages and socio-cultural backgrounds agree to meet each other by working together and sharing the community life. We hope that, whether a French or an international volunteer, you too will join us in an atmosphere of exchange and “do-it-together” that characterises our project. PARTNER DESCRIPTION: WORK DESCRIPTION: The hosting centre is composed of several buildings including the “Hotellerie” House which was restructured in 2014 by adding permanent housing and a lodge. This workcamp will focus on insulating the walls of the building, especially on the East façade as the West and South facades were done in the summer of 2014 and 2015. The work will consist of adding natural insulation after preparing the walls and constructing a solid wood frame to allow us to bring the plaster. This project will also allow you to learn new techniques and skills including traditional coating and use of environmentally friendly materials. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: in tents; the halls and toilets at the hosting centre will also be available. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Location: Vaunières (7km from St. Julien en Beauchêne, 50km from Gap) Leisure activities: Located within a remarkable natural environment, Vaunières is an ideal place to enjoy the pleasure of hiking in the mountains and discover rural life with its farmers’ markets and its producers. In the evenings you will be able to organise games, screenings, international meals and more. Tourist visits will also be a possibility. Closest train station: Lus-la-Croix-Haute REQUIREMENTS: NOTES: AIRPORT: STATION: MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: PROJECT SUMMARY:

ESDA-2016SPAGNACONSTIME FOR AUZOLAN120 Euro30 EURAdulti4 / 7 / 201618 / 7 / 2016

TIME FOR AUZOLAN

PAESE: SPAGNA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 18 / 7 / 2016

DESCRIPTION: PARTNER DESCRIPTION: Fundacion Enneco. Enneco or the memory of the oak was born with the purpose of recovering the historical memory of Vasconia-Kingdom of Navarre. Recover that memory requires research, reflection, convergence and construction of a participatory and lively cultural project that allows us and others to enjoy themselves by building a project that will go beyond the mere musealization of a historical era. Enneco hopes to provide shelter to all those popular and cultural initiatives that align with the purpose of the project: to recover our collective memory. It is therefore a project aimed at all those people or groups who want to know our historical and political past, and thus, our present. WORK DESCRIPTION: Enneco will be more than an interpretation center. Much more than a theme park, or a historical archive. More than an ethnographic museum or exhibition space. It should be primarily a meeting place where all have a voice. A journey of knowledge and experimentation, an interactive learning and discovery. Confluence of tradition, art and culture in an exceptional natural environment.In conclusion, it will be our place, in which to feel and let us move because our roots, where understand our present and to give birth, at least a little, the future. Volunteers will help to construct the memorial park and got to know the rich histrory o the place. Part of work are also lectures of basics Basque language and journalism workshop. ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In Camping Etxarri that is located next to the working place. Volunteers will sleep in rooms with bunk beds. Toliets and showers are part of instalations. Swimming pool in the camping will be at disposal to our volunteers. LOCATION AND LEISURE: Etxarri-Aranatz is a basque village of cca. 2500 inhabitants located 40 km west of Pamplona, Navarra. Between the Aralar Range and the Natural Park Urbasa-Andia, the valley of Barranca-Burunda treasures excellent examples of our tradition, history and art, and strategically communicated with the main cities of our environment, both roads and motorways and the railway network. Excellent chances for visiting the Basque country and Pamplona REQUIREMENTS: Motivation and capacity for phisical work NOTES: Volunteers interested in Basque and minority culture are very welcome AIRPORT: BIO STATION: Bilbao MAX TEENAGERS: 0 ACCESSIBILITY: 0 PROJECT SUMMARY:

Vol84ITALIAFriuli Venezia Giuliapromozione del territorioDolomiti friulane250 Ragazzi4 / 7 / 201613 / 7 / 2016

Dolomiti friulane

PAESE: ITALIA
CONTRIBUTO: 250
TARGET: Ragazzi
DATA INIZIO: 4 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 13 / 7 / 2016

PROGETTO: Da oltre 15 anni il circolo Legambiente della Carnia organizza una forma alternativa di vacanza che ha come meta una delle aree meno note del nostro Bel Paese. Si tratta di un territorio di “confine” sotto molti punti di vista. Chi ha potuto visitare questi luoghi ha così scoperto una realtà sorprendente, fatta di eccezionale biodiversità naturale, di paesaggi sempre diversi, di storia, tradizioni e cultura davvero unici. Coinvolti nel progetto sono alcune amministrazioni comunali, associazioni ed enti parco che, attraverso il ripristino e la manutenzione di vecchi sentieri e di siti di interesse storico ed archeologico, sono riusciti a rendere più qualificati l’ambiente e la loro offerta turistica.

OBIETTIVO:Da un lato ci si propone di far conoscere una parte delle Alpi orientali, ricca di storia e di biodiversità, valorizzando le sue peculiarità e dando risalto ad iniziative di sviluppo turistico sostenibile, come l’esperienza degli “alberghi diffusi”, che è basata sul recupero delle vecchie case non più abitate in seguito all’emigrazione. Dall’altro si intende ripristinare e sistemare una importante rete di percorsi di montagna che rischiava di scomparire in seguito all’abbandono delle attività agricole tradizionali.

CIRCOLO: Il circolo Legambiente della Carnia è attivo dalla fine degli anni Ottanta. Il suo impegno principale è rivolto alla difesa del territorio e del paesaggio, che si è concretizzato, ad esempio, nelle battaglie contro la realizzazione di discariche in siti a rischio idrogeologico e contro assurdi progetti di autostrade ed elettrodotti che avrebbero un impatto devastante sull’ambiente. Tra le altre problematiche affrontate ci sono: la difesa dei corsi d’acqua, interessati da sconsiderati prelievi a scopo idroelettrico e la lotta contro la cementificazione del territorio, cui si contrappongono progetti di turismo sostenibile e rispettoso della tradizione e dei luoghi.

LUOGO: Forni di Sopra si trova nell’Alta Valle del Fiume Tagliamento, in Carnia, la regione montuosa della Provincia di Udine che confina con il Cadore e l’Austria. Si tratta di un territorio ricco di storia, tradizioni e cultura, che, per il particolare clima, si caratterizza d’estate con una vegetazione lussureggiante che la rende il luogo ideale per chi cerca la tranquillità ed il fresco. Forni di Sopra fa parte del Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane, la più estesa area protetta del Friuli Venezia Giulia, istituita nel 1996 ed è dunque inserito a pieno titolo nel sito recentemente tutelato dall’Unesco come patrimonio dell’Umanità. È possibile che una parte del soggiorno si svolga in un’altra località friulana, a ridosso delle Prealpi Giulie, in modo da poter conoscere un ambiente montano completamente diverso, ma ugualmente interessante.  

LAVORO: I volontari, utilizzando attrezzi tradizionali e pratici tronca-rami, saranno impegnati in primo luogo nella manutenzione di alcuni sentieri facenti parte di una rete che collega il fondovalle con i ricoveri alpini e le cime dolomitiche. Un secondo impegno riguarderà la “pulizia” delle canalette di deflusso delle acque lungo le strade forestali di montagna che conducono ad alcune malghe.

ATTIVITA' FORMATIVE: Uno degli obiettivi che il nostro circolo si è posto è quello di far conoscere ai volontari il territorio, guidandoli nella lettura di alcune problematiche ambientali e sociali. Oltre al lavoro nei boschi per recuperare e sistemare vecchi sentieri, ci sarà così spazio per apprezzare le bellezze naturali della zona e per riflettere sull’utilizzo di una delle poche risorse di questi territori – l’acqua – che è stata sottratta in modo indiscriminato ai fiumi e ai torrenti per la produzione di energia elettrica. Verranno inoltre presentate alcune delle esperienze che hanno segnato la storia di questa parte delle Alpi: dalle vicende del primo conflitto mondiale, agli ideali ereditati dalla repubblica partigiana, alla esemplare ricostruzione seguita ai terremoti che colpirono il Friuli esattamente 40 anni fa (significativa, in questo senso, sarà la visita al Museo e al borgo medievale di Venzone).


ALLOGGIO:La Foresteria comunale si trova nell'edificio che ospita la piscina, all'interno del centro sportivo di Forni di Sopra. Da qui si dipartono gli itinerari che penetrano all'interno del Parco e conducono ad alcuni rifugi alpini. Nelle vicinanze si trova anche l'Adventure Park. Informazioni sul Parco si possono trovare qui: http://www.parcodolomitifriulane.it/.

REQUISITI RICHIESTI: Data anche l'intenzione di effettuare alcune escursioni guidate in montagna, è opportuno un discreto allenamento e la capacità di percorrere con sicurezza terreni sconnessi.


UPA/005/16UGANDASOCI, EDUYouth Action against Gender inequality 120 Euro250 EURAdulti5 / 7 / 201624 / 7 / 2016

Youth Action against Gender inequality

PAESE: UGANDA
CONTRIBUTO: 120 Euro
TARGET: Adulti
DATA INIZIO: 5 / 7 / 2016
DATA FINE: 24 / 7 / 2016

Project location:

The project will take place at UPA Arua Branch, Ezoova Village, Driwala Parish Pajulu Sub-county 3 Km from Arua Town. 

The administrative and commercial headquarter of the district is 520 Kms from  Kampala.

Project Background:

Women in Uganda constitute majority of farmers and unpaid workers as they are responsible for most of the care economy.

Less than 12% of economically active women are in paid employment as compared to 25% of economically active men. The rest are either self-employed or contribute to unpaid family labour.

Male participation rate in wage sectors is more than 3 times that of women. Even in paid employment, women are more likely than men to be in low-status, poorly paid jobs.

About 50% of employed women work in the lowest paying three sectors, namely agriculture, household and mining and quarrying as compared to 33% of men working in those sectors.

 In Uganda as in many African countries, gender discrimination means that women must submit to an overall low social status than men. For many women this reduces their power to act independently, become educated, avoid poverty, and or escape reliance upon abusive men. Many girls and young women become forced into sex or are forced into trade sex for economic survival. It is common for girls to come sexually active at a much younger age than men, causing the rise of HIV / AIDS to become even more prolonged.  Older men are breaking the long established norms and choosing younger and younger girls to be their sexual partners. In doing so in fact these men are infecting them with HIV.  In some districts, HIV prevalence rate among 13-19 year Old girls is at least 10 times higher in male of the same age. This work camp therefore is intended to prevent gender inequality in the Peri—urban setting of Pajulu. This project is in line with Uganda Vision 2040 which has a part which aims at addressing gender issues and building women capacity.

Project objective:

To equip 200 stakeholders with skills in forum theater

To mobilize and sensitize  2000 community members in Pajulu and Oluku on gender inequality 

To create awareness in schools and local communities about HIV/AIDS 

To advocate for youth friendly services on promotion of gender equality

Activities: 

 • Holding 3 workshops on gender issues. 

Debates on current gender challenges 

Visiting gender youth clubs in Mvara S.S, Muni and other selected schools

Performing forum theatre on gender inequality. 

Performing gender balanced games and sports like football and board game.

Open public debate on gender issues 

Quiz 

Camp reviews. education 

Debate on gender issues at school 

Expected output:

3 workshops held